Welcome Back to the Attic

For many of us, the thought of V.C. Andrews brings us back in time to the days when we would huddle under a blanket and read about the scandalous secrets of the Dollanganger family. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, this first new addition to the Dollanganger story in nearly thirty years is a timely look at the events in the attic—from teenage Christopher’s point of view. To celebrate the publication of Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, we’re giving you the chance to win a V.C. Andrews prize pack, plus access to an excerpt from the book! Details on how to enter below!

Maybe it’s time to obsess a new generation. Keep reading for the excerpt…


 

Christophers DiaryIn the words of Christopher Dollanganger, Jr. himself…

There are times now when I think back to what our lives were like in the mid-’50s and remember it all the way you might remember a dream. Often, with dreams that are so vivid, you’re not sure how much of it was fantasy and how much of it was real. There is so much of it that I want to be true, but I’m not the kind of person who is comfortable fooling himself.

I’ve always had a lot to think about, so it’s not really so unusual for me to have decided to keep a diary. My thoughts are very important to me. This diary will be a way of keeping my history, our history, authentically. Nothing Momma has said, nothing Cathy has said, and nothing Daddy has said will be as easy to recall later on when I’m much older if I don’t remember to write down what was important as soon as I can.

I didn’t do this right away. I kept telling myself diaries were something girls kept, not boys. Then I read about some famous diaries in literature and, of course, ships’ captains’ logs, all written by men, and I thought, this is silly. There’s nothing absolutely feminine about writing your thoughts down, about capturing your feelings. I just wouldn’t do something silly like write “Dear Diary.” I’d just write everything as it happened and be as accurate as I could.

I bought this diary myself with my allowance, but I never told anyone I had, not even my father, who was interested in everything I did and thought. It seemed to me that the whole point of keeping a diary was keeping that secret until it was time to let others read it, if that was your purpose. And it would be no good if it was done cryptically so that people had to figure out what I meant here and what I meant there. That’s why I have to be as honest as I can about what I saw, what I heard, and especially what I felt.

Like Otto Frank, I think it’s important that more people know what really happened to us before and afterward. Cathy used to call us flowers in the attic, withering away. It helped her to think of us that way. But we weren’t flowers. We were young, beautiful children who trusted that those who loved us would always protect us even better than we could protect ourselves.

Besides, I can’t ever think of us in any symbolic way. We weren’t the creations of someone’s imagination. We were real flesh-and-blood children. We were locked away, not only by selfish greed but by cruel hearts that used the Bible like a club to pound out the love we carried in our innocent hearts. How that happened and what became of us is too important to just let it disappear in the dying memories of those who lived it.

 

Did you know that Christopher’s Diary is also available as an audiobook? 

The audiobook edition of CHRISTOPHER’S DIARY is ready by Odyssey award-winning narrator Kirby Heyborne and the talented Rebekkah Ross. Check out an excerpt below and look for more V.C. Andrews audiobooks available now including Seeds of Yesterday and If There Be Thorns.

 

 

Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth

V. C. ANDREWS®

© 2014 Vanda Productions, LLC


How old were you when you read your first V.C. Andrews novel? Tell us in a comment below to enter for your chance to win Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, the entire Dollanganger series, and DVDs of the Lifetime movies.

Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28th and ends at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11th. Sorry, contest open to U.S. residents only. Please click here for complete contest rules

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236 comments so far


  1. Let’s see. I think I was about 14 when I read Flowers in the Attic. I was hooked.

  2. emmjaepenniman

    I have not read the book yet but my mother had been telling my about the story for years and it’s an amazing story.

  3. dragonglimer

    I believe I was about 18 or 19. I checked it out of the library and was hooked..

  4. Lisanne624

    I believe I was in high school, so 15 or 16.

  5. I have not read the books yet but I have heard they are very good. I would love a chance to read them.

  6. lyndseymarie127

    I was 13-14 and absolutely loved them!

  7. I was a freshman in high school, so around 14 or 15. Made my mom by me the boxed set of the whole series. And also the Heaven series.

  8. I was fourteen, and I knew instantly I had found something very special.

  9. 30, have collected them all.

  10. jlsveenstra

    I think I was around 13 or 14 when I first read Garden of Shadows it’s been so long can’t really remember!

  11. I was 14 when I read Flowers in the Attic. I had just started working at the public library! Couldn’t put the books down once I started.

  12. pammy3071969

    I was 13…and have probably read it over 25 times.

  13. storeybookreviews

    I was in high school when I first read this series. I think I was a Junior, so that would have been 1983 or 1984. I LOVED this series and wore out the books and had to eventually replace them. I saw the movies on Lifetime too. Now I want to hear it from Christopher’s side!

  14. I was young maybe 13.

  15. I think I was about 25 years old.

  16. 15 or 16 years old

  17. rsbrandt44

    37. I was a late bloomer.

  18. I don’t remember, it’s been so long. Early teens maybe or even maybe during my preteen years. I’ve reread many of the books over the years.

  19. oceancandle

    I was 15 when I read Flowers in the Attic. I’ve been addicted ever since. I even recently bought a book from the U.K. that wasn’t released here in the states.

  20. sapphire60

    I was a late bloomer when I started reading these books. I was a mother of two and probably in my late 20’s or early 30’s but I was hooked from the first book and have since collected them all and am eagerly waiting for the next one. I joined a book club online just so I could get the books when they came out. V.C. is my all time favorite author. I’m so glad they got a ghost writer to continue on with her work.

  21. I think I was 13 or 14

  22. I think i was about 15 years old.

  23. I was about 11, I loved the series and have collected the books form then on. Every book is a new adventure and i cant wait for the next book or series to come out. I have only seen Flowers In The Attic and would love to see the rest of the series of movies. Thank you

  24. I was 15. My friend introduced me to the series in our sophomore year. I devoured it.

  25. I was 21 and received the first 4 books for my birthday I lent them to a friend and never got them back but I remember I couldn’t put them down till i’d read them all .

  26. teachgiftedkids

    I’m too old now to remember, but I must have been in high school. I’ve read all of the books in the series and even seen the movie. Great stories!

  27. I was in my teens 14/15 and was hooked.

  28. I was in my 30’s.

  29. I read Heaven when I was 12 and couldn’t put it down. Then I read the whole Dollanganger series afterward. I was obsessed!!!

  30. jeepforme1923

    I was a teenager, probably 14/15 when I read the first book.

  31. I was 12 when I read Flowers in the Attic and couldn’t wait to get my hands on every book she ever wrote. It is still one of my favorites to date. I’m so excited that there will be new ones to read.

  32. I actually read My Sweet Audrina first when I was thirteen years old. After that I devoured every one of the series I could get my hands on. My mother was oblivious to the material I was reading at the time, and only happy that I was finally reading something!

  33. orlycontreras

    Read the book when I was 12, over 28 years ago. Loved that series.

  34. miaross1961

    I read the series in my 30’s , recommended by a friend.

  35. High school age

  36. I was in high school, so about 15

  37. I was probably 12-13 when I first read Flowers in the Attic, read the others as soon as I knew it was a series.

  38. vickeymcgee

    I think I must have been around 14 or 15. I could relate to some of the stories.

  39. I was a teenager probably thirteen or fourteen. These were the first of the “Naughtier” books that I remember reading. I LOVED them! They are pretty tame compared to books today from what I can remember. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  40. maryel0621

    I was 15…..I love this series!

  41. I totally remember this! It was My Sweet Audrina… It was in 7th Grade OMG it was 1980…. Insane!

  42. I believe I was a reader of this great writer, in my 30’s. Love them!

  43. Angie McDowell

    I can’t remember my exact age when I read Flowers in the Attic but I was in high school. I was totally shocked but remember thinking what a great book it was.

  44. In high school.

  45. I was 12 years old. My older sister started reading them and I would read them in secret because my mom thought they were too grown up for me. I loved her books ever since. I love the movies- all of them and always wanted to know Christopher’s thoughts from his point of view. Would definitely love to win this contest!!

  46. This may be hard to believe but I never read the series. I believe it was my mom that wouldn’t allow it along with our religion. Looks like I missed out.

  47. I don’t remember an exact age but I know it was early teens, around 13-14. I would love to win!

  48. patsysenior

    I am 75 now so I cannot possibly remember when I started. All I know is I have read so many I keep a little note pad with all the books I have read. N ote pad is at least half full.

  49. racegirl1022

    I think I was around 14 years old when I read this series, I was given a book by a friends mother and then begged my mom the get the rest of them in the series.

  50. I read the first book when I was 19 and loved it but I have not read the rest of the books. Thanks for entering me in the contest, maybe I’ll get to finish the set.

  51. mystickitten

    I was around 15 or 16when I first read Flowers in the Attic.

  52. wickedcrocheter

    I was 15!

  53. I read Flowers in the Attic for the 1st time this year, then I watched the movie. I got hooked.

  54. lisasandberg88

    I was probably 14 when I read Flowers in the Attic. Loved the series.

  55. DarthKitty

    I’ve never read the novel. I saw the Lifetime movie adaptation and it made me want to read the book.

  56. I was 14 and I loved the book and I went on to read all of the series. Now Im ready to read them again with this new book coming out.

  57. I was 14 and hooked. This series made me love to read!

  58. tonya112161

    I think I was 16 teen and I was living with my stepfather at his house and sleeping in his up stairs room and found the book “Flowers in the Attic” in his attic room!!!
    And I loved it so much I went out to the store to find the next book “Petals on the Wind” and then it went on from there to the next book and on and on.
    I just love all of them so much!!! ♡

  59. SameOldHal

    I was probably 40 !

  60. I was 16 when I first read Flowers in the Attic. My mother had the entire series, so I spent many days and nights with the Dollangangers!

  61. Believe it or not but I was 50.

  62. monsters028

    I really really want this book!! I have been waiting for it to finally release!! Please please let me win!!

  63. I think i was in my 20’s i loved reading them

  64. I was 15 when I read Flowers in the Attic.

  65. I’ve never read them, but my mom used to read them all the time.

  66. I think I was 14 when I Flowers in the Attic. I’m looking forward to this new book.

  67. I believe I was in my 20’s.

  68. I was in my early 20’s and all it took was the first book to become hooked!

  69. I started reading the series when I was 14! I believe this helped spawn my love for reading! I’m still a very avid reader after 30 ish years! There’s always a book within reach

  70. I was close to 20. Heaven was the first & I have collected all her books. About all I read.

  71. I was 22! I had always heard about it and wanted to read it but I never got the chance until I finally found it in the library of the new town I had just moved to. Absolutely loved it and I’m so excited to read the rest of the series and the new book!

  72. Iloveguero

    I think I was about 13 or 14 and have read pretty much every book! The Heaven Casteel series was my favorite!

  73. I as 14 and was visiting my dad. With nothing to do I picked up “Midnight Whispers” and could not put it down. I was hooked from then on and now at 31 years old I still buy every book I can find (that I do not already have)

  74. I was a stay at home Mom and got hooked on this series. Couldn’t believe what was happening in that attic. Can’t wait for the next chapter.

  75. I was approx. 17= , It seems a million years ago, but what a fantastic series. I would love to reread the books as well as the new ones!

  76. I didn’t read my first one until a couple of years ago when I was 40.

  77. I was a teenager when I first read Flowers in the Attic. I have read all of the series.

  78. Flowers in the Attic…read it when I was in the eleventh grade. 15 years old. if my mom knew about this book, I’d have been dead. I adored the series and so many pieces of the Dollanganger story were just heartbreaking, which made them so compelling.

  79. I was in my 20’s when I read Flowers in the attic. I loved the series and still read her books today.

  80. chrismarie52

    about 14 when I had a volunteer job at the library

  81. bgurrola92

    I was 17 when I first read Flowers in the Attic. It was very intense, and I was a kind of scared to read the rest of them. But it turned out to be great. I’ve only read them once, but I would really like to read them again. I even got my older sister to see the movies and read them.

  82. I was in my mid twenties when I read the series. I remember that it really touched me. I would really like to re-read the complete set. I hope I win, but good luck to everyone.

  83. I was older I was about 24 when I started reading them

  84. I was about 13.

  85. I believe I was 19 when I read Flowers in the Attic and I still have the copy. I have 21 of her books on my shelf

  86. I was in my teens. Loved the stories. The movies have followed the books.

  87. I think I was about 12 ish when I first read Flower in the Attic. I love that book.

  88. I think I was probably 12 or 13.

  89. I was in the 7th grade. 13 yrs old.

  90. vickestolte

    I think I read the series at around 13 or 14 yrs old.. I know I was in high school.. I still have them around here somewhere. Loving the remakes of the movies and the cover makeovers as well Thanks for this awesome chance !!! Cant wait to hear Chris’s side of the story

  91. Rush_Under

    I was probably 11 or 12.

  92. daisy40218

    I was about 16.

  93. ginafonseca

    I was 15 and I read the first three books. That was 32 years ago, and I STILL have them in my possession!!!

  94. Monicalibrarian

    I haven’t yet, but I would love to try it!

  95. I think I was about 11 or 12.

  96. i was young, my mom is a huge fan and she had the paperbacks around the house…. i was 11 or 12

  97. I was 27 and have read all of her books.

  98. I was about 12 and it was back in the early 80s. I LOVED these books!!

  99. 16 or 17. A friend’s mom gave me the Flowers in the Attic paperback for Christmas. I still have it over 25 years later.

  100. alex_marks3805

    I haven’t read them yet because my mom lost my copy of the first book before I had a chance to read it.

  101. I really can not remember. It feels like forever. I don’t suppose this is going to count is it!

  102. I think I was about 20 or 21 when I first read it.

  103. I am 45 years old now. I was 16 when I first started reading them!!!

  104. Terri Shortell

    I don’t remember how old I was but I remember my kid’s reading these books when the were teens. They still love reading them. I actually think that’s when I started reading them too. 🙂

  105. treasurygirl

    I was 24 when I first read Flowers in the Attic and then read the others as soon as they came out. I was hooked!

  106. I think I was 13 or 14,. I loved those books!

  107. I was 30 years old, lent the book to a friend after reading it and never got it back.

  108. valkyrie911

    Flowers came out in ’79 so I was probably 9 when it was released in paperback. I was a young reader.

  109. themommazie

    I think I was around 28. My sister and I loved this series.

  110. Sassy Mama

    Pretty sure I was around 13!

  111. I was in my 30’s.

  112. jennlsanders

    I was probably around 14 or 15 I couldn’t put them down I would finish one in a weekend’s time frame and couldn’t wait to go to the next one

  113. alexwalker500

    I am 48 and I still haven’t read any of the books. Always seem to put it off to tomorrow.

  114. lavendare2003@yahoo.ca

    I started reading them when I was 14, couldn’t put them down.

  115. It have been years since I read the first book, Flowers in the Attic. I think I was in my 20s…but I’m not certain. However, I read the entire series and and other novels by the author.

  116. I was 22 when I read Flowers in the Attic.

  117. I was about 22 when I read Flowers in the Attic. My grandmother actually gave me the book. She was an avid reader too & she read all the books in the series that where published before she passed away. We both loved the series. I’ve also seen the Lifetime movies & would love to win.

  118. I was 14 when my grandmother first let me watch Flowers in the Attic. It left me with so many questions I had to read the book too see if I could find the answers. This probably would have been in ’99 so 15 years ago! My sister who was 16 at the time and I argued who would get to read it first. Since we only had one copy we decided to switched off reading it out load in the middle of the night when we were supposed to be asleep. I’m sure our parents knew but they let us have our little secret. At the time it was such an intriguing read for us since we were sheltered as teens.

  119. I have not had the pleasure of reading Flowers in the Attic but I have watched the movie and I believe I was about 8 or so then and I remember it completely freaked me out but also captured my imagination.

  120. Pixiemom904

    I was about 13/14 when i read Flowers in The Attic and have been hooked every since!

  121. I started reading this series back in the 80’s . My high school classmate introduced me to this series.

  122. I was around 14 when I read my first book.

  123. I was in my 20’s.

  124. SherDEMomma

    I was a Freshman in high school, so 14. Flowers In The Attic and Dracula by Bram Stoker were the first 2 books I checked out of the school library. Dracula because it was teacher recommended and Flowers because I liked the cover. Boy, if I had known then what I know now……those 2 books are the reasons I fell in love with reading!

  125. WildFlower

    I believe I was about 11 or 12 when I first read “Flowers In The Attic” and that would be thanks to my sister. It’s the type of series you ‘never’ forget when, how it made you feel and just the overall feeling of the times. *Memory Lane* Seeing the movies on LMN was awesome to see these books (of which I only read the 1st in series) coming back to life!! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to enter this AMAZING contest!! *Exciting*

  126. I was 26 and completely fascinated. I started haunting the bookstore for the latest book and even got my Mother hooked and still is to this day.

  127. I first read “Flowers” when I was in high school.

  128. I was about 24 yrs old when I read it and was deployed to Korea on Team Spirit. I started enroute and was able to finish it by the time we landed back in Hawaii.

  129. I have not read these books yet but I wanted to after seeing the movie. They are all in my Amazon shopping cart!

  130. kimberlyc730

    I read “Petals on the Wind” when I was 11 because that was the one in our house, one that my mom had read years earlier.

    I was 12 before I discovered the series properly and read “Flowers in the Attic.”

  131. CONNIE_H46

    I started reading Flowers in the attic when I was 17 years old and still read the series till this day. I am now 52 and have every single book I’ve ever read. I am hooked on collecting these. I would love to have this set in my collection!

  132. Critteranne

    I was in high school, so I was probably 12 or 13. I learned about it from the girls in art class. That book was the only thing we ever agreed on!

  133. I was 12 when I first read Flowers in the Attic.

  134. smasbridge

    I read Ruby when I was 12

  135. vedwards19

    I think I read Flowers In The Attic when I was 11. After that, I couldn’t get enough.

  136. headacheslayer

    I remember reading Floers in the Attic when I was in middle school, so 11-13? Omg my son is that age now and I’d die knowing he was reading books like this at his age lol. I’d read in class and his the book behind my textbooks. How things change when we become parents!!! I can’t wait to read this and the whole series back to back again!!

  137. I was about 19 when I found Flowers In The Attic. I loved it then and still love it now. I’ve read all the books she has written. Great work.

  138. I was in my 40’s when I first read “Flowers in the Attic”, and have read all of her books, in fact I have all of them. My daughter got me started. The first few books are hard covers and the rest are paperbacks. I’m hoping that someday they will be worth a lot of money. I sure would like to win to complete my collection.

  139. susanbeamon

    I think I was in my 20’s. It was a long time ago. The series had been around for a couple of years when I picked up a friend’s copy and read it

  140. I was a teenager, not sure exactly. I remember waiting anxiously for the new book in the series to come out!! Love them!!

  141. hope to add to my collection of book winnings

  142. I remember I was a young teenager when I started to read her books.. Got me hooked early on

  143. tbowersox1

    I was in high school maybe 16. I read everything she wrote. After she passed away, I didn’t keep up. But I am excited to read this.

  144. earth2mother

    I first read the Dollanganger series when I was about 15 1/2. I discovered them quite by accident after visiting the library in my town during the summer and reading the Casteel series the year before.

  145. When I started reading the books, I was about 22.

  146. I got hooked with Flowers in the attic so I guess I was in my 30’s

  147. purplereign

    I had to have been about 12 yrs old when I first started the series, all of my female classmates and I would read each book and have discussions about it before we moved on to the next! Grammar school memories lol

  148. Hanora1127

    I was 13 when I first read Flowers in the Attic. I was only 5 when the book was published 🙂

  149. I think I started reading them in high school. I loved these books. I couldn’t wait till the next one came out.

  150. Kimbirdie8

    I was 13 or 14 years old and in the 7th grade when I read Flowers in the Attic. In fact, I borrowed it from a friend. I had to make a paper bag book cover to keep my public school from confiscating it.

  151. donttellchell

    I was only about 9 or 10, and I suppose my mom forgot about the details when she said I could read her books. I devoured them, along with the Heaven and Dawn series, and got a bunch of schoolmates onto them too! Totally innapropriate haha!

  152. I was in junior high. All my friends were talking about it.

  153. ilvlabs2jb

    I think I was 13 when I started reading the series! I remember reading it non stop, I couldn’t put the book down.

  154. I started the Flowers in the Attic series when I was 11. A little mature subject matter but I always was reading beyond my years. I was thrilled that the Lifetime movie was so well done and followed the story more closely than the theatrical release of many years ago.

  155. I think I was 16 or 17. I found them at the local library. I read as many as I could get my hands on! 🙂

  156. At age 16 I read “FLOWERS in the ATTIC.
    Hooked ever since.

  157. I was in High School, I can’t remember my exact age

  158. I know I was very young, probably 12 or so (maybe younger).

  159. I was 15 when I first read Flowers in the Attic and I was hooked!

  160. cubbiecutie

    I was around 14 when I first read the Flowers in the Attic .

  161. About 20 something when I read the first book!

  162. I was in my 20s and stumble upon them by chance! Loved them!

  163. I just recently read my first one and I just turned 52 so I guess I got a really late start. I am hooked and have already ordered several more so I now have two complete sets and intend to get the rest soon.

  164. haven’t read one yet

  165. 30 yrs old

  166. becker3030

    I believe around 14 i was in middle school..but reread them thru my 20’s

  167. I read Flowers In The Attic when I was about 33 and been hooked ever since. My goal is to read all of the series & both miniseries! Love the two movies they’ve shown so far on the first 2 books of the Dollanger family- looking forward to the rest… 🙂

  168. I think I was around 12. All I did was read. I’m pretty sure that I scammed it from my mom. Been reading them ever since.

  169. I think I was in my 20’s or 30’s, since I am now 60 it is so hard to remember. I know that I devoured the entire series!!

  170. I haven’t read one yet, but I’d love to discover them!

  171. I have been considering rereading the series. My love of reading started when I was in grade school. I read every book in our school library and was searching for something new to read when my mom bought it. I borrowed Flowers in the Attic from her. I was hooked.

  172. shannonw1978@hotmail.com

    I think I was about 14…..I loved the movie!

  173. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!
    I think I was around 14 or 15 when I first started reading this series. In fact my mom and I both enjoyed reading the series but I usually had to wait to read a book until she was finished with it…that was sooo hard to do. Time seemed to stand still until I had the book in my hand to read then it would just zip by and before I knew it I had finished the book. 🙂

  174. I have not read the series yet, but I have heard so much about them that I have thought about starting them to see for myself haw good they are since I not heard one bad comment about them.

  175. I was 22 when I read the first book. I was hooked!

  176. Early twenties.

  177. I was about 19 and it was the start of a wonderful reading journey

  178. I was about 20 when I first read Flowers in the Attic. I remember that I couldn’t put it down.

  179. I think I was 13!

  180. I was 14, just turning 15, when I was drawn into the attic.

  181. debrahall1961

    i was 18 when i read petals in the wind ..a forever fan from then on

  182. I was probably in my late 20’s I bought a book at a garage sale and loved it

  183. I was 13 or 14 (in middle school) and a friend of mine gave me her copy to read.

  184. I was in my mid-20’s

  185. LOVE!!!! THE PURPOSE OF TIMING NEAT!!!!

  186. I just recently read the whole series over the summer. They were wonderful, I finished them within a couple weeks….

  187. I can’t remember if I read it or not. I would have been 27 and pregnant when the book came out in 79. I remember the cover vividly but don’t know if I read it or not. I think it’s time I do , I’m only a young 62

  188. ronbreznay

    I haven’t read an Attic book yet, but I have Flowers in the Attic, which I bought in the mid-1980s and didn’t get around to reading yet. I also DVRed the movie version, but I didn’t get a chance to watch it yet (I want to read the book first). I guess I have to bump that book up on my to-be-read list.

  189. jennifer@cvca

    I was about 13 years old when I first read Flowers in the Attic. It was the mid-80’s. Back then we had to hide the books from our mothers!

  190. sapphyrebookharlot

    I think I was around 12 or 13 when I first read the first book. I liked it but never bothered to read the others. I have seen both movies though.

  191. I would have been in my early 20’s.

  192. My grandma gave the the series when I was in junior high school. So probably 14 years old? That was way back in 1984. And I’ve been hooked ever since!

  193. I read all of them! I thank my aunt for giving me the first book many many years ago…

  194. I was probably around 15

  195. I believe I was in my early twenties when I read Flowers in the Attic. A fantastic read!! Ageless.

  196. 32. I only recently read the series (though Seeds of Yesterday), because I was intrigued by the Lifetime movies. 🙂

  197. I was around 17 and a senior in high school. Everyone was reading Flowers in the Attic. I still have the book!

  198. I think I was probably 17 or 18. I dont really remember.

  199. sfishers713

    I was around 15. It is still one of my favorites.

  200. gardengal66

    I was about 13 or 14 when I first started reading her books. Absolutely loved them!

  201. I was 13. Right after I aw the original Flowers in the Attic movie I started reading

  202. I read the first book when I was 14. The thing I hated was that it seemed to take forever for the next book to come out. I enjoyed these series and will be interested to see Christopher’s perspective on Foxworth.

  203. I was about 12 when I plucked My Sweet Audrina off the bookshelf in our dining room and snuck it out of the house to read while walking to school!

  204. Apparently I really missed out in my teens. This will be my first at age 50!

  205. carinaargonavis

    I may have been around 12 or 13 and then read every series that followed.

  206. sbrady6780

    I was 12 and instantly hooked! 🙂

  207. I was about 11 or 12. 🙂

  208. glitterysawa

    12 when I first read Flowers in the Attic and I absolutely adored it!

  209. I was 12 when I began reading her books and have been hooked ever since. I am now 48.

  210. I hate to say it but I was about 27 when I finally read the series. I remember my friend reading it when we were in our early teens but I knew my Mom wouldn’t approve. I always begged her to tell me all about it. I have such fond memories of us staying up late & her describing it to me. Really great times. The books definitely lived up to her wonderful descriptions.

  211. susanchester

    I was seventeen when I first read it. I have read the series several times since then.

  212. I always read my daughters books before they were given the book. When I was in my middle 30’s, my youngest daughter came to visit and brought a copy of Flowers in the Attic. She said she enjoyed it so much and since she had pre-read the book for me, I
    was permitted to read it. I was hooked on the series from that point. Great writing and story content.

  213. rgyane2002

    I was probably in my 30’s. I know I was working at Yale New Haven Hospital at that time. I will never forget “Flowers in the Attic” for as long as I live. The book was passed around to almost everyone in my department. If it was passed, other people bought their own book. It was the talk to the hospital and in my family. Flowers is still the talk in my family. An unforgettable book, now my daughters enjoy reading the series and watching it on the television. Now, they are in their 30’s.

  214. I read it when I was 20. Bought almost as soon as it came out.

  215. I was about 16 when I read Flowers in the Attic.

  216. theshadedmoon

    About 13

  217. I was 15 when I read Flowers in the Attic

  218. I was 12 years old and in 6th grade the first time I read Flowers in the Attic. We passed it around lol!!

  219. crystalb06

    I actually haven’t read one, but would love to start! I have seen Flowers in the Attic on Lifetime though 🙂

  220. I was an adult when I read Flowers in the Attic. Really creepy.

  221. I think I was about 14 when I first read Flowers in the Attic for the first time.

  222. saturdaynightfever

    I was a highschooler.

  223. I was about 14, I think.

  224. I read “Flowers in the Attic” when I was fifteen and each book thereafter but have never seen the movies.

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