Flowers in the AtticBook - 1979
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 .
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Windowgirl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over
burgundy_finch_4 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Children are abused physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. The main character has intense nightmares. A young boy is poisoned and dies.
Sexual Content: References to pornography, rape, and incest.
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This dark and twisted story follows four siblings (Christopher, Cathy, Carrie, and Cory), who after the unexpected death of their father are sent to live in their grandmother’s attic while their mother tries to get the family fortune. At first their mother visits them often, but negotiations begin to go poorly and she comes less and less.
They encounter various issues and setbacks leading to severe problems in their childhood and adult lives. This novel may be dark, but it is a fantastic read!
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