Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Review- Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrew

Flowers in the Attic/Petals on the WindAbout a month ago or more I started to reread Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrew for the first time since I was in high school. That was a long time ago. Don't think I need to mention exactly how long... 

Well, I couldn't finish it. I actually only read a few chapters before having to pick something else up. I couldn't get past the writing. It seemed so much more simplistic than I remember. The dialogue was hard to believe, it just all seemed a bit dumb downed. I think young adult fiction is now written so smartly and realistically that this book just showed its age. 

Has anyone else had this reaction to it?  I loved this book when I was a teen. The plot was different than anything I had ever read and it seemed so adult. Now, not so much.


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  1. I loved this book when I read it first. I was on holiday in my twenties and had nothing to read and a friend lent to me. I ended up having to read the whole series. I wonder now whether I would go back and read them, as I don't want to spoil the memories.

  2. I've never read this book, I only heard of it and I never really wanted to read it. I guess I was right :)

  3. I read it as a teen and remembering liking it a lot and even reading the second one. But it really didn't stick with me--I couldn't remember a thing about it until I started to seeing it on blogs.

  4. I keep intending to read some V.C. Andrews but have never gotten around to it.

  5. I haven't read it, but I remember how popular it was when I was in high school.


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