In Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews, four children’s lives are suddenly shattered when their father is killed in an automobile accident and their mother whisks them away to her parents’ estate. She tells them she is going to hide them away in a room and the attic until she can win back her father’s affection and is written back into his will. Only after that has happened will she bring them out of hiding and let them meet their grandfather.
Cathy and Chris, the older children, are left to look after their twin siblings, Cory and Carrie, while their grandmother brings them food each morning to last them throughout the day. They begin to take on the role of mother and father. They turn the attic into a wonderful play area and spend their time thinking of how happy they are going to be once their mother inherits everything from her ailing father. They find out their mother was disinherited because she eloped with their father, her half-uncle! As the days turn into weeks, months, and even years, the children begin to suspect they will never be let out of their room again.
This is the first book in the Dollanganger five book series. This book had me turning the pages long after bedtime. I couldn’t wait to reach the end and see if they ever got out of the attic or not. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fast paced reads and series of books.
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