Check out my Flowers in the Attic book summary and review that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. Flowers in the Attic is a 1979 Gothic novel by V.C. Andrews. This is the first book in the Dollanganger series, followed by Petals on the Wind, If They Be Thorns,

Seeds of Easterday, Garden of Shadows, Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dalanganzer and Christopher's Diary: Secret Brother.

Flowers in the Attic
 
The novel is first-person written from the perspective of Kathy Dalanger. It was made into a film twice in 1987 and 2014. The book was extremely popular, selling forty million copies worldwide.

Flowers in the Attic book summary :

The story takes place in the United States in the 1950s: Corinne Foxworth falls in love with her young half-uncle Christopher, who is taken to Foxworth's home, even though she was betrayed by his legacy at a young age.

Corinne and Christopher married and adopted the name Dalanganj as a disguise in their common tradition, which resulted in her being rejected and deprived by her wealthy father. Karin is willing to give up her destiny for the love of Christopher, but she finds it difficult to survive without luxury.

Christopher's four children were born from a harmonious marriage. When Christopher died in an accident on his birthday, Corinne felt compelled to return to her parents' vast estate, as she had never learned to take care of herself and was overwhelmed with work.

Through this move, Corinne seeks to regain the favor and trust of her critically ill father, so that she can re-appoint him as the sole heir. For this, however, he must not tell anything about the existence of the four children, so that they stay in the quarters on the roof of the house and are not allowed to leave it.

The children’s devout grandmother provides them with basic necessities, but also shows her complete dislike for them and is not ashamed to beat the crop, as she sees children only as the product of an unfortunate, sinful incestuous union.

Gradually, children begin to adjust to their new life, which only happens in a room and a large attic. As the two young twins miss the meadow and the green of a garden, the four siblings set up an attic as a garden with homemade artificial flowers and try to make their martyrdom more bearable.

 Initial regular visits from the mother tend to be less than a few months and the relationship between the two older siblings, Cathy and Chris, continues to deepen. At first loving and trusting their mother, the children begin to doubt Corinne’s motives as the days of Attic’s imprisonment turn into weeks, months and even years.

Caring for two older children, Cathy and Chris, Corey and Carrie, who were initially five years old, and gradually took the place of their parents. As Chris and Kathy grow up, they discover sexual feelings for each other that they try to suppress because they soon learn that they had a parental relationship and they don't want to repeat that mistake lest they be "satanspons" given by their grandmother. . Accused

After Chris recreates a key, Chris and Kathy make their first trip around the house to organize money for the escape. Meanwhile, her mother informs her that she is married to her suitor, Bert Winslow, a lawyer for the Foxworth family.

When they decide to run away, Corey falls seriously ill. At Kathy's request and with Grandma's approval, Corinne took her to the hospital. The next day the mother informed the other children that her brother had died of pneumonia.

The two siblings plan to flee again so as not to endanger their remaining younger sister, as her condition is deteriorating day by day. On the day of the escape, Chris hears the servants talking and learns that his grandfather died a year ago and that his mother lied to him the whole time.

Also, suspicions are growing that poison may have been mixed into their food and thus Corey's death was blamed. To confirm their suspicions, they feed Corey's pet, the tame house mouse Mickey, a pastry they get as a dessert in their daily meal ration. The mouse dies after eating. Chris and Cathy decide to keep the mouse and pastry in a bag as evidence.

Cathy and Chris learn that the mother's inheritance can also be revoked earlier if it is seen that the children came from their first marriage. They realize that their brother has been poisoned and the same fate has befallen them.

They decide to leave the house and arrange to escape with Carrie. At a train station, Cathy throws the bag of evidence because she sees no place in her heart for revenge and wants to end the story.

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