A major Lifetime movie event—the novel that captured the world's imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger Family series.
At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive…
They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother…and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know.
Book One of the Dollanganger series, followed by Petals in the Wind, If There be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s the ‘70s. Four children are locked away in the upper rooms of a grand house; their mother and fundamentalist grandmother have imprisoned them to secure an inheritance. As years of deprivation and horrifying punishments pass, older siblings Cathy and Chris mature and their dreams and desires become more adult. V.C. Andrews made her name as the author of this dramatic family saga laced with hidden secrets and forbidden love. Flowers in the Attic remains an irresistible and sometimes shocking page-turner.
It was difficult to put the book down. It was a great story. I felt as if I was with the characters. Don't let your beliefs cloud your judgment on this book, because it will be hard to enjoy it (like most things in life).
Flowers in the attic
Great book. Keeps you guessing what is going to happen each day on these children's lives. Very sad, made me cry. It's definitely a must read. Ready for the second one.
Very good book. Gave me lots to think about. Is there really just good and evil or is there a blur of the two. How do we justify the things we do each day. What are our priorities like. This book kept me reading and hoping for a good outcome. I would not recommend this book for anyone younger than 15 as there are some very adult themes and some incestuous scenes throughout the book.