V.C. Andrews is one of my "guilty pleasures." Her style of writing is shameless, and I absolutely love it. I used to read her often in my early high school years. However, recently I caught the movie Flowers in the Attic on cable and it inspired me to re-read the Dollanganger series.
The movie differs very much from the book, and actually winds up being a flop and unpopular with V.C. Andrews fans. The movie plays down the whole incest relationship to a point of non-existent.
Yes, I said it incest! A totally disturbing series, but intriguing at the same time. You'll want to keep reading and see how far this bizarre and "unholy" relationship will go. Will they ever find true happiness in others? Will they exact their revenge on the mother that locked them up and unintentionally caused such closeness?
I think it's a must read for any person that doesn't mind a little scandal. What's your favorite V.C. Andrews?
**An interesting note: V.C. Andrews actually died in 1986 from breast cancer. Since then, her estate hired a ghost writer with the same style in writing to continue on her legacy.