Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!
Tag Archives: V. C. Andrews
After our episode about Flowers in the Attic, the fabulous Sigrid Ellis sent us an email reflecting on the appeal of Flowers in the Attic, something we struggled to comprehend in the episode. We thought she touched on some interesting truths about Flowers in the Attic and other books of that ilk that we hadn’t really considered before, so we asked if she’d let us share her message here. She agreed, so here it is! Thanks, Sigrid!
Kait, Renata, and their guests Sophi and Stacey read (or re-read) Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews. Some of us reflected fondly about furtively reading this in our childhoods, while others of us struggled to understand the appeal of the Dollanganger saga. Don’t worry–we read the sex scene aloud, so you don’t have to find that dogeared page from your library’s copy. Curl up with your loved ones and listen to the sinful struggles of the devil’s issue!
Content Warning: Flowers in the Attic contains several types of incest (most prominently sibling incest) and a scene of sexual assault, both of which are discussed in this episode.
Readers advisory: Here.
Footnotes: What It’s Like to Date Your Dad
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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)