Monday, October 17, 2011

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A debut novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh about a young 18 year old woman  named Victoria who is a distrustful and and troubled product of the foster care system.  The book alternates between past and present events which brings greater meaning to why she behaves the way she does with the people she meets.  We see how Victoria learns and communicates through the language of flowers and we see her struggle to accept herself and the love others offer.

A nice touch to the end of the book is Victoria's Dictionary of Flowers.

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