The Language of Flowers

language of flowersThe Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Summary:

Victoria grew up in the foster care system and the system did her no favors.  She turns 18 and doesn’t have a plan of how she wants her life to turn out.  She trusts no one and has nothing.  Her only thought is to plant her own garden…in a city park.  Her love of flowers and some random occurrences help her find her way.  When a mysterious flower vendor starts looking at her a little too hard, it brings her past back and the questions of what she left behind.

My Thoughts:

This book was a monthly selection for our book club.  It is not a book I probably would have picked up on my own.

I had no idea that flowers have their own language and that giving someone certain flowers actually has meaning behind it.

The fact that Victoria didn’t have enough ambition to get a plan for her life while she was at the transition house, drove me crazy.  Things seemed to fall into her lap that I often thought a little bit unrealistic.  She was a kid with no plan, no plan to get a plan, and a plan fell in her lap.  Hmm…

Despite the fact that some of it seemed a bit far-fetched, I did enjoy the book.  I enjoyed the chapters alternating from present time to when she was growing up.  I wanted the best for all the characters involved and wanted to be able to jump in the book and give them advice.

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