If you were like me as a young girl you sat and devoured VC Andrews books. My sisters and I were obsessed with VC Andrews and shared, the Flowers in the Attic series as fans know it as the Dollanganger series. We quickly moved onto The Casteel Series, The Cutler Series, the Landry Series and finally the Logan Series. Thus began our love of Series books.
This week, Lifetime's Flowers in The Attic (the remake, I will call it because there was one in 1987) premiers Saturday at 8:00 PM EST. I for one will be watching. My daughter will not. She is 8 and if you don't know the story there are parts of it that my very innocent baby doesn't need to know.
Heather Graham as Corrine
Ellen Burstyn as Olivia
Kiernan Shipka as Young Cathy
Dylan Bruce as Bart
Mason Dye as Christopher
Chad Willett as Christopher Sr.
Ava Telek as Carrie
Maxwell Kovach as Cory
On Amazon the novel is listed as a Gothic romance and I can see that. As a child my sisters and I loved and reread the series numerous times.
Book One of the Dollanganger Family series.
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.
Book One of the Dollanganger series, followed by Petals in the Wind, If There be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows.
The book is well written and readers over 12 will love it!
Please see the movie but read the book! It is a must. Amazon has it for $5.99