Review: Flowers in the Attic

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Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars to V.C. Andrews‘s Flowers in the Attic. This was one of the earliest books I remember reading as a young adult. I was captivated by the relationships which is probably from where my love of reading and writing family dramas was born.

As an avid genealogist, this books is ripe with analysis to understand all the connections between blood and non-blood relatives. It played to everything I found fascinating and the psychology of why people do the things they do.

The subject, incest at its core, can be a difficult one to digest; however, Andrews handles it with care. I daresay many readers are rooting for some of the couples to get or stay together — and that’s not easy to acknowledge. But ultimately, I think the reader has to forget the family relationships between some of these characters and just focus on the intensity of the drama between 2 people regardless of their relationships.

Locked in an attic. Rejected by your mother. Poisoned by someone. Religious grandmothers with a vengeance. Who is right and who is wrong? The religious themes in this book are so prevalent that you can’t help but question your own beliefs.

I didn’t realize there were multiple volumes in this story until many years later and went back to re-read the original one. But when I did, I was ensconced in my reading realm. This family is just so maniacal… you have to read it just to see what some people are capable of.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Flowers in the Attic

    Lara said:
    October 20, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    This series is omg!


      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 20, 2016 at 3:53 PM

      Yes totally. Just perusing your site now and will be following it. Great stuff.

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        Lara said:
        October 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM

        Thanks 🙂 I’ve followed your blog and you write, have novels that’s wonderful!


        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        October 20, 2016 at 7:46 PM

        Thanks for following! Have a great night.

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    James J. Cudney IV responded:
    October 20, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Thanks. I welcome all comments on the writing too. Looking forward to e-chatting more in the future.


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