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.
Book 2 in the original trashy incest series churned out by the V C Andrews corporation. Fabulous guilty pleasure.
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.
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.
second novel in the dollanganger family series
I had a VC Andrews Phase and loved this book
The Strange sequal to the Dollanganger series very addictive
Interesting characters and events. Good for young readers.
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.
Anyone who reads this book will like the whole series
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.
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 :(
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.