I read this book in the like 7th or 8th Grade and thought it was like the best thing in the world. It's still a good book, quite good quality for the decade in which it was written, seeing that it catered to the public's eye for what was popular themes. It's still a very good book and always makes me smile when I read it.
I like the writing and the characters, Although being older some things do not capture me as much, but the basic plot of the book still kills me...It's tragic, and throughout the Dollanger series the kids in the book just keep getting screwed over from abuse in their childhood. I would think that everyone knows this book, or have seen the movie.
I don't like: The kids mother for her greediness, I used to hate the grandmother, and still hold some spite for her.
Overall I loved this book back in the day and still love it, my copy is like 10 years old, since my mom found it at a used book store. It's quite yellow now.
Back of the book-"This is the Extaoridinary novel that has captured millions in it's spell! All across america-and around the world-more than 3million readers have been captivated by this strangge, dark, terrifying tale of passion and peril in the lives of four innocent children, locked away from the world by a selfish mother. And never before has an author recieved such a sudden and devoted following as V.C. Anderws for creating Flowers in the attic." Cool that and wanting to read it desperately when young made me buy this book.
I saw the movie, a long time ago and I tend to think movies are the best and don't notice descrepencies, but I know it was good from what I remember. It was just as profound.