Flowers in the Attic Review


9780007436828This is long overdue, I should have started with this as my first blog post, as my username is inspired by this title; replacing the attic with brain, as I focus on mental health, and books of course! I keep putting of this post, as I want to somehow give justice to the book I talk about and adore so much. So here it goes… fingers crossed at least one-person wants to read it.

Flowers in the attic is part of a sequel; Starting with Flowers in the attic, then Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Garden of Shadows. I recommend only reading Flowers in the attic, by far the best. Reading of the next books aren’t a necessary, the first story is enough on its own. But If you’re really intrigued like I was the first time, then you won’t be able to stop yourself.

The story is about four siblings, who once their father passes away, move in with their grandparents, at Foxworth Hall. Their mother takes them there, without the grandfather knowing, as he does not approve of the mother having children. Therefore, they are put into the mansions attic until the mother can get the grandparents approval. They believe it is only temporary arrangement, a day, a week maximum. At the end of the book, they have been there 3 years. The story is written in diary form, by one of the older siblings, Cathy. The diary includes the experience all the siblings entail; unexpected, dark and truly gripping.

I’d give this book 5/5 as I became very invested in the characters, and often still wonder about them. My mother originally recommended this book to me, and I’d now recommend it to everyone, despite not being my typical recommendation. No one seems to have heard of the book, despite it being by a popular author. I wish just one person would read and share with me their opinion. I’m not sure why I feel so strongly about this book, as its not my normal genre, I mostly only read YA.

I’m not sure how to review this book without giving spoilers, hopefully my reviews will improve with time. If you have read this book, comment your thoughts! Thank you for reading.


  1. I read this series by Andrews years ago, I must of been about 14 or 15 and vaguely remember it being quite a tough read. I should re-read it after 30 years to see how I feel about it now. Thanks for this post, it’s jogged my memory about it. I still feel like it could be a hard one to read now that I’m older and wiser!

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