Petals on the Wind

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Pocket Books, 1980 - Child abuse - 439 pages
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Carrie, Chris, and Cathy escape from the attic their mother locked them in for years and the effects of this cruel torture on their minds make their plans for revenge easier.

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VC Andrews is really not a great writer. - Goodreads
She was an amazing writer! - Goodreads
Ridiculous plot, ridiculous main character.. - Goodreads
The pacing was fast, which I enjoyed. - Goodreads
The ending is ridiculous. - Goodreads
Wow - VC Andrews was a genius at writing series! - Goodreads

Review: Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger #2)

User Review  - Sheriff - Goodreads

Everyone loves Cathy from the day they met her. She seems to love them back most if they abuse her a little (or a lot). Since she was locked up in an attic for years, being messed up in the head is ... Read full review

Review: Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger #2)

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A dark sequel to Flowers in the Attic. Cathy, Carrie and Chris had survived three years, four months and fifteen days in the attic of a sadistic grandmother who tortured them for the sins of their ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
34
Section 3
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About the author (1980)

Born on June 6, 1924 in Portsmouth, Va., Virginia Cleo Andrews was one of three children of William Henry and Lillian Lilnora. Her father was a career Navy man who later opened a tool-and-die business and her mother was a telephone operator. As a child, Andrews read voraciously and also excelled in art. At the age of fifteen, she won a scholarship for a literary parody she had written. Commenting on her love of reading, she once said "When I was seven, [my father] took me to the public library and signed me up for my first library card. He went home with two books... I went home with nine." Andrews worked as a commercial fashion and portrait artist for a time. However, after her father's death in the late 1960s and the family's subsequent move to Manchester, Mo, she began what she described as "closet" writing. It was her publisher's decision to use her initials (V.C.) rather than her full name. This was done for the purpose of neutralizing her gender so as to sell to adult male audiences; the common belief was that men did not like to read books by women writers. Andrews eventually became a full-time writer. Her first novel was a science fiction fantasy entitled The Gods of the Green Mountains, published in 1972. In 1980, she published the bestseller Flowers in the Attic, followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, My Sweet Audrina, Heaven, and Dark Angel. V.C. Andrews died in December, 1986 at the age of 62. She left a legacy of books that have been sold worldwide and translated into 13 foreign languages.

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