Author – Virginia Andrews
Book Review For Flowers In The Attic.
Up in the attic, four secrets are hidden. Four blonde, beautiful, innocent little secrets. Struggling to stay alive…
Chris, Cathy, Cory, and Carrie have perfect lives – until a tragic accident changes everything. Now they must wait, hidden from view in their grandparent’s attic, as their mother tries to figure out what to do next. But as days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, the siblings endure unspeakable horrors and face terrifying realizations that they might not be let out of the attic after all.
Virginia Andrews is a publishing phenomenon, with over 100 million books in print. Still, as terrifying now as it was when it first appeared, flowers in the attic is a gripping story of a family’s greed, betrayal, and heartbreak.
I gave this 5 stars
Virginia Andrews has a beautiful way of writing, keeps us reading from one line to the next until you realize the whole 422 words are done and you’re ready for the next book like right away. I really liked that this book had difficult issues because it opens peoples eyes up to what can happen when children are locked up away from the world for years. Do not underestimate what little contact with the outside world can do for your mental and physical health. I just kept thinking about the hot summer we’ve just had, and how awful it would have been to be locked up away from that.
This book really shows what greed and selfish parents can do to their children’s mental health, and also physical health. It’s heartbreaking but yet it shows us that no matter how difficult we feel our lives are, we are so lucky for the little normal things we have.
Why I Enjoyed This Read
I really did love this book, honestly couldn’t put it down from the beginning to the very end, I was so gripped. I loved the children and my heart broke with them, every word I read, I feel the pain they feel being trapped in that attic, feeling unworthy and unloved. Something tells me that this book should make me feel wrong and that the story behind it is a little sick but I don’t feel that way at all, I think its so tragic how these two young adults had to grow up with no other human contact but each other, and they had to deal with all these changes and feelings, inside the four walls of the dark, dingy attic, everything 10 times more difficult for them.
Who Would Enjoy This Read
All young adults, or adults who love a gripping story with meaning and depth behind it. Virginia Andrews is an international best-seller so you won’t be disappointed.
If I have ever hated characters in a book, this book wins for that category, I hate the mother and grandmother more than words can explain. HOW could you claim to be a loving mother and then go and do this to your 4 beautiful children. It makes me sick more than the actual ‘disturbing’ part of this story should. Do you think what happens between Cathy and Chris is disturbing? No, what the mother does to them is DISTURBING.
This book left me stunned, and it made a lasting impression on my mind, days after I finished reading. I didn’t waste a second before I jumped into the second book, I have to know what happens with the children next, where do they go from here?
Readers thoughts on this…
“Beautifully written, macabre and thoroughly nasty.” – Daily Express.
“This creep fest was absolutely riveting.”