Dec 10, 2009

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Jenny of Take Me Away.

"It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic!"


Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

From the publisher:

The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives -- a beautiful mother, a doting father, a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car accident, and Momma could no longer support the family. So she began writing letters to her parents, her millionaire parents, whom the children had never heard of before.

Momma tells the children all about their rich grandparents, and how Chris and Cathy and the twins will live like princes and princesses in their grandparents' fancy mansion. The children are only too delighted by the prospect. But there are a few things that Momma hasn't told them.

She hasn't told them that their grandmother considers them "devil's spawn" who should never have been born. She hasn't told them that she has to hide them from their grandfather if she wants to inherit his fortune. She hasn't told them that they are to be locked away in an abandoned wing of the house with only the dark, airless attic to play in. But, Momma promises, it's only for a few days....

Then the days stretch into months, and the months into years. Desperately isolated, terrified of their grandmother, and increasingly convinced that their mother no longer cares about them, Chris and Cathy become all things to the twins and to each other. They cling to their love as their only hope, their only strength -- a love that is almost stronger than death.

This book is one of my favorite books of all time.  I read it in junior high, and I couldn't get enough.  The whole series is worth a read in my opinion.  Love the movie, also.

I recently saw two new covers for Flowers in the Attic. 

I like that they modernize the cover, so it can appeal to today's readers.


This is the cover for the 2 in 1.  It has both Flowers in the Attic, and Petal in the Wind.

Love the cover!


  1. Ha! Yes! I loved VC Andrews when I was younger. I have read almost all of her series, at least all the older ones.
    Thanks for the memories!

  2. I read this book back in high school and I have to say it was so disturbing!! But I really only remember certain parts of it.


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