Book Reviews of Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger, Bk 2)

Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger, Bk 2)
Petals on the Wind - Dollanganger, Bk 2
Author: V. C. Andrews
ISBN-13: 9780671648138
ISBN-10: 0671648136
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 439
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this entire series as a young teenager. At the time I found them thrilling but disturbing. I still find them so. I've never read anything else V.C. Andrews has done -- I never felt the urge. But with this series, something about it captivated me and I ended up reading them all. I suppose they're marketed for the teenage crowd, but I wouldn't consider them appropriate for an impressionable age group (incest aside, there are are other equally disturbing issues in these books). But for older teens or adults who enjoy very strange and darker type stories, this is for you.
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It was a GREAT, GREAT book. I think everyone should read the Dollanganger Family story.
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A classic tale that picks up where 'Flowers in the Attic' left off. Stimulating. A great read even if you've read it before, as I have.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book 2 in the original trashy incest series churned out by the V C Andrews corporation. Fabulous guilty pleasure.
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Helpful Score: 1
one of the better books in the series. continues from right where 'flowers in the attic' left off and chronicles the dollanger children's journey to find love, family, and normalcy after the scarring events in the attic. often sad and depressing, but fascinating to see the effects that their screwed-up childhood has had on them, particularly in cathy's neverending attempts at looking for love in all the wrong places and never finding it until its too late.
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VC Andrews is a wonderful writer. The chills this book gives of the revenge a child can live for!!
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Anyone who reads this book will like the whole series
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The Strange sequal to the Dollanganger series very addictive
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Interesting characters and events. Good for young readers.
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This book follows the story of flowers in the attic. Also try, gardens of shadows if there be thorns and seeds of yesterday. All books in this series of young adults and their journey after trapped in a attic for years by their grandmother and mother.
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For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds.
Of course mother had to pretend they didn't exist and grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them.

But that wasn't their fault. Was it?

Cathy knew what to do. She knew it was time to show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show them -- once and for all

This book really made you think and worry that someone actually could do this!!
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A must read for anyone interested in what became of the Dollanganger children. I really did enjoy it and couldn't put it down, but the way it was written did not have the same haunting and realistic effect which Flowers in the Attic had. This book seemed a little less planned with thrown-in events, actions, and things which did not make much sense. It sure was a tear-jerker though and I'm glad I read it.
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This is a continuing tale of this families saga of pain, sorrow, moments of joy, and renvenge.
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For Carrie, Chris and Cathy, the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds, even while they built bright, promising new lives. Of course, Mother HAD to pretend they didn't exist. And Grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them. But that wasn't their fault. Was it? Cathy knew what to do. She now had the powers she had learned from her beautiful mother. She knew it in the way her brother still yearned for her, in the way her guardian touched her, in the way ALL men looked at her. She knew it was time to put what she knew to the test. To show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show them -- once and for all.
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read years ago and I recall it being good
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.....they were such brave children to withstand such suffering. Such cleaver children to escape such terror!
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loved it
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I had a VC Andrews Phase and loved this book
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second novel in the dollanganger family series
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Very good read!
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If you liked Flowers in the Attic, you'll love her second book in that series, Petals on the Wind. I couldn't stop reading it.
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Comes after Flowers in the Attic. Good book, but not as good as its predecessor. Still a pretty decent read if you like Andrews' stuff.
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enjoyed the series.
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As sick as the story line is with this series. Very interesting read. I couldnt put it down
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This book was disappointing in some aspects. I enjoyed Flowers in the Attic for its gleefully tawdry nature. Petals on the Wind is of course more of the same, but I found the characters to be less sympathetic. I found myself impatient with the various creative ways they found to ruin their own lives. The female characters in particular are so weak willed and happy to tolerate abuse that I felt far more disgust than empathy.
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Excellent book with lots of twists.
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Dollanganger Series Book #2

For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds.
Of course mother had to pretend they didn't exist and grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them.

But that wasn't their fault. Was it?

Cathy knew what to do. She knew it was time to show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show them once and for all.
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This is the sequel to Flowers in the Attic, and while decent, it's not as good as the first book. We see what has happened to children after escaping the attic and their struggles in adulthood. Chris struggles with his separation from Cathy, Cathy struggles with relationships in general, and Carrie struggles with her health. Several new characters are introduced.
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This is book 2 of a four book boxed set. If necessary, I will break the set, but would prefer to have all 4 go at once.
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For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds. (back cover)
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For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds.
Of course mother had to pretend they didn't exist and grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them.

But that wasn't their fault. Was it?

Cathy knew what to do. She knew it was time to show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show them -- once and for all.
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Really enjoyed this book, waiting to get the next in the series to read it. Unfortunately, I can't relist my copy because it was sent to me with pages falling out :(
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For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the Attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds....Of course mother had to pretend they didn't exist. And grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them. But that wasn't their fault. Was it? Cathy knew what to do. She knew it was time to show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show Them..... Once and for all..........
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For Carrie, Chris, and Cathy, the attic was a dark horrow that would not leave their minds, and of course Mother had to pretend it didn't exist.