By Kendall

flowers in the attic book coverFlowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews is a novel about a mother, Corrine who locks her four children up in an attic for three years, four months, and sixteen days.  As a child, Corrine fell in love with her uncle, they wed, and had children.  After her husband died in a car accident, Corrine must move back home, to try and coax her very, very wealthy father into writing her back into his will before he dies, which could be any day now.  Her father suffers from old age, and a heart condition that could his heart to stop any day now.  Corrine and her very religious, cruel mother plan to lock the children away in the attic until her father dies, because if he knew about the children, all hopes of gaining the Foxworth fortune are lost.  Her father, Malcolm, lives much longer than expected, which means that the children, Cory, Carrie, Cathy and Christopher, are trapped in the attic much longer than they thought.  As Cathy matures into a young woman, and Christopher a young man, they discover they love each other, more than a brother and sister.  As Cathy and Chris develop feelings for each other, the attic rules get broken, and consequences are handed out brutally.  Then children start dying, and secrets are unveiled that haunt the children for the rest of their lives.

Flowers in the Attic had to be one of the best books I’ve ever read.  I really enjoyed the plot, and the book is very suspenseful.  At times, I could feel pain, anger and joy for the characters, right as they were feeling it.  The all characters in the book were realistic, and they chemistry all characters had with one another was part of why I liked the book so much.  It was easy to follow, with twists that no one could’ve guessed.  After Flowers in the Attic, I was still eager to read the sequel, because the ending is suspenseful, and just as good as the rest of the book.  I encourage people to read this book, because I have nothing but good things to say about it