V.C. Andrews Message Board
Bridget posts on 7/14/2015 9:04:02 AM
I read GOS & FITA and there are areas of both books that are just wrong! For example, in GOS Olivia said the guy who started the Red Scare was A. Malcolm Palmer when it was A. Mitchell Palmer. Olivia said in the same book her mom would put her in an unlocked closet as a young girl after Olivia tracked mud through the house. In FITA, Corinne said Olivia's parents would lock her in a closet when she was naughty. That contributed to Olivia's claustrophobia and possible PTSD. In GOS, Corinne got her period at 14 and was so excited about being a woman. In FITA, Corinne said she got it at 12 while riding her bike and was angry Olivia didn't tell her about menstruation.
Bridget posts on 7/13/2015 12:36:49 PM
I think Malcolm Foxworth is the instigator in what happened to Christopher, Cathy, Carrie and Cory. Sure, his wife and daughter locked the 4 kids up and eventually poisoned them leading to little Cory's death, but his scary attachment and unwillingness to let Corinne grow up, leave, and have a family drove her into half-brother Chrisopher's arms. The relationship between Malcolm, Corinne, and Christopher baffles me. Corinne's bio mom is Alicia just like Christopher's, but does that make Malcolm her half-brother as well as daughter? I think family relations can be confusing if there are multiple marriages, step kids, half-siblings, cousin removals, etc. I guess in a way, Olivia and Malcolm are the great aunt and uncle of the 4 kids as well as grandparents.
Megan posts on 5/18/2015 2:36:33 PM
I am 10 and I just finished reading Flowers In The Attic Petals In The Wind. The book had so many twists. In a 1-10 rating chart I would rate this book a 10 it is one of the best books I have ever read in my life time.
PCGuy posts on 2/4/2014 12:22:21 PM
Anyway, I guess you might say I'm a reader. The books aren't exactly pleasant. Not when the theme is continued suffering of characters. I usually don't end up liking whole series.
For instance: I liked Flowers in the Attic very well. the sequel they did after was good although I spotted a couple places where the story differed from the first book and could not be. Then they did a prequel (For those that don't know - its a book written after about reverse events). Anyway, it was written from the Grandmothers point of view but you will notice there are tons of holes where it breaks the story line and to do it off its about how a monster of a human comes into being!!! AKA the grandmother that would imprison 4 children in an attic 2 of them just barely past tying there shoes! Sadness. Anyway, going back to Flowers in the Attic there is actually a sort of silver lining of happiness, the four children live together as a unit in there confines and manage to not die without freedom as the people outside there confines turns against them.
cheryl posts on 9/14/2011 6:03:58 AM
I have been a fan of V.C. Andrews since I was 12. I have read every one of the books she has out to date. I love them all some more than others but I have also found that people start to think the passion started failing in the books after 1987. I think what people have to realize is that all the stories that have been coming out since she passed away are STILL her stories!!!! She has many stories that didn't have a chance to get finished or published before her passing but the famy still wants them to be put together and published for the true fans of Andrews. Take into concideration that someone else is trying to make her stories the way they are to be read but the only person who could put the same love and feeling into them was Andrews. So I would like to give props to those who have continued her work.... Thank you from a # 1 fan. Also to the one talking about picking up rain and not being able to get into it have you read the wildflowers series? That one is a good series to due with every day stuff
ReikaGreen posts on 7/26/2011 2:03:34 PM
So I have decided to start reading the novels again. I've just finished The first novel Flowers in the Attic. I can't wait to read the next one!
I first discovered the Flowers in the Attic series of books when I was in High School. I loved this series! It was so haunting. I just love the subtle way horror was written into these books. It was like she tried to trick you into not seeing it as a horror and built up into these horrifying events that happens at the end of each novel. Then I read Heaven. This series is great too! It was just the same kind of slow haunting horror that I loved from the first series.
But then ... The series' that came after, well, they just weren't the same. The truly terrifying horror aspect was slowly dying off. By the time I pick up Rain (I had read all the series' before that) I just couldn't get into these books any longer and I couldn't stand to be dissapointed once again looking for that beautifully, hauntingly, horrific tale that never came back. Needless to say I have not read any series that came after that. Hopefully someone in this message board can tell me that one of the newer series has gotten that wonderful aspect that was V.C. Andrews back. I want to be terrified and surprised and freakout. I know it sounds weird but I love that kind of story. Maybe someone could point me in the direction of a series of novels that is similar to what I was refering to here.
PD posts on 7/24/2011 12:34:51 AM
If anyone is in the Hartford, Connecticut area, and is interested in buying a set of 24 VC Andrews paperbacks ($20), please let me know (spring cleaning). Here is what I have: 24 paperback titles, all in excellent shape: All that Glitters, Olivia, Melody, Pearl in the Mist, Darkest Hour, Midnight Whispers, Twilight's Child, Secrets of the Morning, Dawn, Ruby, Unfinished Symphony, My Sweet Audrina, Music in the Night, Heart Song, Web of Dreams, Gates of Paradise, Fallen Hearts, Dark Angel, Heaven, Garden of Shadows, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Petals on the Wind and Flowers in the Attic. Thanks.
wendy posts on 7/11/2011 5:10:04 PM
he casteel series was my favorite! I cant believ people are putting it down on this discussion board! I've read probably at least 5 times.
TC posts on 7/6/2011 11:22:08 AM
Selene, I bought most of the Heaven and Flowers series on ebay, most people are selling their old books for really low prices, just watch out for condition, they may have binding that has disintegrated. Also, charity stores such as Salvation Army and St Vincent De Paul are great places to find old books
Seline 296 posts on 5/23/2011 5:13:28 AM
Where can i get the complete series f
Of vc andrews to buy, i have gotten some to buy though Ibook and kindle but am missing quite a few inbetween of the differen series help iys frustrating
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