Lifetime’s Remake of Flowers in the Attic: It’s Almost here!

Re-released with a movie-tie cover

Less than one week to go until Lifetime’s remake of Flowers in the Attic premieres. I haven’t been this excited about a movie in a long time.

The first time I saw the trailer for the remake, I got chills and goosebumps. How amazing is this?

Original paperback cover with the "window"

Original paperback cover with the “window”

I read Flowers in the Attic as a freshman in high school. It became my favorite book instantly, and influenced my life in many ways.

I became obsessed, joining an online fan club on Prodigy back in the day when the “internet” was divided into services and you couldn’t communicate with people on other services. When I went on to college and learned how to create websites, I created one of the first ones dedicated to V.C. Andrews.

Flowers in the Attic is one of things that inspired me to write. I wrote fan fiction before I knew there was a term for it.

Now, it’s been years since I’ve read the book. I once owned all of V.C. Andrews’ works in first edition paperbacks, the ones with the holes in the cover and the photo inside. I’ve since donated or sold them off.  But now I’m re-buying the Flowers in the Attic series in e-book format.

Flowers in the Attic inside photo

Photo inside the cover

I also bought the unabridged audiobook, which I’ve been listening to in preparation of the movie. It’s amazing how the words just come back to me, and I know what the narrator is going to say before she says it.


Christopher Dollanganger was my first ever “book boyfriend”…and listening to the audiobook, I think I’m falling in love with him all over again.  🙂

E! Online reports that Lifetime is already planning to film the sequel, Petals on the Wind. I hope that’s true!


Amazon links are affiliate links

Road Trip Wednesday: Scary Books & Movies

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

This Week’s Topic: Halloween! What’s your favorite scary book or movie?

I don’t do scary. Nope. Not at all.

The last scary books I read?

I think I was in junior high. Maybe even elementary school. And even though that was ages ago, looking them up on Amazon and seeing the book covers again sent chills down my spine and I got goosebumps. For realz.

The last scary movie I watched?  What Lies Beneath, which I dragged my husband to see with me in theatres, because it starred Harrison Ford. Yeah…never again.  *shudders*
It’s kind of ironic given that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  The things I really like about Halloween are the pumpkins (carving and eating), the costumes, walking around the neighborhood in the dark, the crisp fall air.

And the candy. Definitely the candy.