<— SUPER-SALE ALERT!!! And HOLY MOLY YOU GUYS!! Remember THIS one? I think it kick-started SO many of our reading addictions. This was certainly one of my “firsts”. And a ton of us read it when we were way too young. LOL! Kids… teens?
I think I was 13 or maybe 12. Completely inappropriate but OMG I LOVED this book like crazy. It totally marked me. There were so many facets of this book to keep me hooked me and I couldn’t out it down. The abuse, the horrific living conditions, the need to connect and to love and the subsequent results of those needs. GAH!! Taboo, and gut-wrenching and so confusing and SOOOOOO GOOD!
In fact, I remember exactly where I was the day I read it. In our guest bedroom (which I turned into my reading room) ’cause it had a HUGE bed, with a SUPER-MUSHY mattress. Super comfy. And my mom did it all up in various shades of purples, and it smelled so good, and had such a pretty window to look out of. Very plus room indeed. And it was a Saturday, summer vacation, and all of my friends were out and about, swimming and tanning and hanging out, and I holed myself up in that room all day and devoured this. And I can bet you anything, that I had the best day of us all!
I haven’t read it since then, though, so I wonder if it would have the same effect on me?
Martha: Not my first book but my first “obsession” was with Flowers in the attic.
Demetra: …so scandalous back then…
Lisa: I think any story about siblings falling in love with each other is pretty scandalous. My first read into that type was Flowers in the Attic.
Sarah: I was 12 at the time (ok maybe more than a few years) so it might not have quite the same impact on me now…
Dawn: Flowers in the Attic was my favorite book as a teen and Forbidden has the same feel. I loved it- beautifully written. Two young people thrown together in a difficult situation; completing each other. There was no “eww” factor for me at all.
Carrie: yep, i read this – the whole series & then the Heaven series & there was another one that i can’t think of now – when i was 12 or 13. i don’t think i could read them again now. i still have scenes in my head & my heart broke for them over & over again. i was so mad at cathy for most of the series. seriously, my stomach is getting all twisty just thinking about the story as a whole. i LOVED it, i am so happy i read these stories when i did, but idk that i could handle the angsty goodness now. *laugh*
Amy: Wow, everyone is jumping on the male POV bandwagon…there is a new Flowers in the Attic book from Christopher’s POV. *blink blink*
MichelleS: Flowers in the Attic from Christopher’s POV? Oh no no no. I blame VC Andrews for twisting me into what I am now – a perv reader who looks over her shoulder to make sure no one can read what’s on the page! My poor little unicorn heart was so innocent until I read that twisted tale of incest! My poor mom had no idea. I think I was 13. Not old enough.
Rebecka: My first ‘taboo’ read was VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic/Dollanganger Series many moons ago.
Mercedes: The first book that got me reading I read VC Andrews the flowers in the attic series I was hooked. I own all the VC andrews books.
MichelleS: Ooh – Rebecka – that was my fist “crazy sinful” book too – VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic. I read the whole series. I was only about 13 or 14 and it was so shocking. But I wore that poor book out. My poor mom had no idea.
Fabi: Rebecka, I recently re-read Flowers in the Attic. First time I was either pre-teen or early teen. Series still packs a wallop after all these years.
How about you guys?
About book #1:
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.
- Flowers In The Attic (Dollanganger Book 1)
- Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger Book 2)
- If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger Book 3)
- Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger Book 4)
- Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger Book 5)
- Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth (The Diaries series Book 1)
- Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger (The Diaries series Book 2)
- Secret Brother (The Diaries series Book 3) <— expected release date May 26th 2015