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Book Report and Review for Flowers in the Attic

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Essay title: Book Report and Review for Flowers in the Attic

Have you ever imagined living locked up in an attic for 3 years and 5 months? Have you ever imagined not growing up with your mother's care and love at the time you were 5? Flowers in the Attic is one of the more original series written by V.C. Andrews of the Dollanganger series. It is one of the best books I've read because it's depressing and dark yet heart-touching. In this book report, the setting, plot and the characters of the book will be included. Flowers in the Attic is one tragic yet a hopeful story of four children.

The setting of this book changes as the story goes on. First, it takes place in a small yet plentiful house in Pennsylvania. But after the death of his father during a car accident, the mother and four kids, move down to Virginia to the kid's grandparent's house. However the main setting of this book should be the attic and the small, cramped room the kids stay in. The attic was full of dust, mice, spider webs, ancient furniture and dirty mattresses. There was only one window, which barely showed any sunlight because it was always closed. The small room where they slept was stuffy, hot, but chilly at the same time because it was dim, without any natural coming in from anywhere, because as again, the evil grandmother keeps the shadow down so no one would notice the kids. The places in the book seems real to me because it was the 1930's and 50's, which still had mansions around that people live in with dirty attics.

This story is mostly about the four unlucky kids who were locked up in a cage like an animal, just waiting and waiting for hope, but only everyday they seem like they had something; it was only one small step to the pain. The four unlucky kids consider of Christopher, Cathy, Cory and Carrie. Christopher, who was handsome, young, and smart, was always optimistic and also very caring and loving with his younger siblings. Cathy, who told the story, was very beautiful and gorgeous. But personality wise, she was opposite of Chris, thoughtful and pessimistic about things that was going on in her life because she is in a much shaken environment and is depressed. Cory and Carrie was the youngest and they were the twins. They looked just liked dolls with glowing hair and fair complexion that is until they become stuck in the attic. Cory is a quiet, silent yet protective boy, while Carrie is babyish, cute, and girly like a princess. The twin grew to each other eventually because they were only 5 years old when they got locked and they has no one else but to support each other, while Cathy and Christopher was like their mom and dad. But it wasn’t just the twins that had an effect. Cathy and Christopher themselves, as they grew more mature, had grown fond of each other, and even the feeling of love overwhelmed them through the years of only seeing each other growing more mature physically, mentally and emotionally as Cathy quoted, “I think I’ve grown wiser than that mountain than in the past 3 years stuck in the attic reading all the library books.” Because of their personality, they had a very well balanced emotion and answers to different conflicts. For example, Chris would always tell everyone to cheer up and keep the hope up high for the twins and for Cathy, which helped them probably live longer and still

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