Monday, April 7, 2014

A to Z: Letter F

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews


After the sudden death of their father, 

four children face cruel treatment from 

their ruthless grandmother. I read this 

book many years ago and was 

horrified. Which means I loved it!

On January 18th it was shown as a 

Lifetime Movie. Did anyone happen to 

watch it?



Trivia: What movie star played the ruthless grandmother? 

Yesterday's Trivia Answer: Breaking Dawn is Meyers 4th Book.

27 comments:

  1. I read this in junior high school. I remember feeling those same emotions. I was repelled, disgusted, horrified, and completely intrigued. There were several books that came after the first one and I read those, too.

    I didn't watch the movie, so no clue on the grandmother.

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    1. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing the movie either.

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  2. I remember yelling at this book!
    I didn't get to see the Lifetime Move.

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  3. I loved Flowers in the Attic. I read three of the five in the series. I don't remember why I didn't read the last two. I might have to go back and start from the beginning. I didn't get to see the Lifetime Movie and I hope they will replay it again and I can catch it. I remember a lot of my friends weren't allowed to read it when it came out, due to some of the subject matter. I was 18 but it wouldn't have mattered. I would have snuck around and read it. I stole and read my mother's copy of The Exorcist when I was 12. :)

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  4. I loved Flowers in the Attic. I read three of the five in the series. I don't remember why I didn't read the last two. I might have to go back and start from the beginning. I didn't get to see the Lifetime Movie and I hope they will replay it again and I can catch it. I remember a lot of my friends weren't allowed to read it when it came out, due to some of the subject matter. I was 18 but it wouldn't have mattered. I would have snuck around and read it. I stole and read my mother's copy of The Exorcist when I was 12. :)

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  5. I didn't see that version, but I had the misfortune of catching the movie made in the 80's. It was awful.

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  6. Oh, my ... EEK! When I was in junior high, this is one book I actually read all the way through. Every single word. I didn't skim or flipped to the end. It haunts me still today.

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    1. I read a few of them by VC Andrews at the time. I was hooked.

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  7. Wow, I remember being totally into this book back in the 80s too. I had forgotten about it! Didn't know they made another movie of it.

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  8. I snuck this out of my mom's cabinet and read it at 12-ish....scared the pants off of me for a LONG time!!

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  9. I never read the book, but I sway the movie a few years ago.

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  10. I read the book long ago, but recently watch it from Netflix. Disturbing.

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  11. =( A ruthless granny? That's not cool. Definitely not cool. I've never seen or read it, and now I'm glad because I WOULD NOT like it. Yup. Anything that mixes family and injustices or abuse just makes me angry--and you don't want to see angry Crystal. (Think exploding cheese bombs--of the very stinky variety.)

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    1. Crystal, you definitely shouldn't read or see it!

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  12. I still haven't had a chance to read the book and didn't have Lifetime to watch the movie, although it sounds great (well, as great as disturbing things can be).

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  13. I haven't read the book yet, but the Lifetime movie was really good, and it certainly made me want to pick up the book. The movie was pretty intense so I can only imagine how much more intense the book is.

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  14. Oh yes, I read this when I was young to and was completely spellbound by it. I'm glad to see that Chrys liked the Lifetime adaptation. Many years ago there was a version in the theaters that was just terrible.

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  15. I remember these books! I loved them as a kid. (looking back I think...hmm..my mother obviously didn't know what I was reading. LOL

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  16. I could have sworn that I read this book, but I can't remember it at all! I wonder if I just read it too long ago...

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  17. I don't think I've read this specific V. C. Andrews book, but I remember loving My Sweet Audrina.

    And nope, didn't see the Lifetime movie, since...well, I don't have cable, haha!

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  18. I read this in my teens and was so horrified that I, like you, had to read more.
    I went on to read Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, My Sweet Audrina and....I think that's it. I wish I'd kept those copies, I wouldn't mind reading them again.

    I didn't realise there was a movie. I must look for that too - thank you :)

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