Jeannette’s review of The Language of Flowers
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Oct 14, 2011 04:30PM
Hmmm.. I get where you coming from on your room, but, sweet neighbor, I must disagree! I didn't find our heroine unlikable; I just found her mighty, mighty guarded, due to all that rejection she faced as a wee lass. I thought she definitely had insight into people and relationships (as evidenced by her flower magic), but she just couldn't' show it externally.
And I bought her love story with the boy. I thought they had a believable connection via their moms, and I felt like they felt connected to their past through each other.
Anyway, I read your review and thought, "Wow, Jeanette is right! I agree with everything she said!" And then I thought about the book a little more and realized that it hit me differently than it did you.
Unrelated: You're the best neighbor!
Oct 15, 2011 11:48AM
ah ha, you have revealed yourself dear book buddy! You are a true romantic. I love it that you could put yourself into those characters so thoroughly, so empathetically and emphatically. I stand aside in awe and appreciate our differences and views of not only human nature but the writing about it.
Your ever so slightly and not at all emphatically, curmudgeonly - nay. skeptical - neighbor,
Feb 05, 2013 08:35AM
It's the most unlovable that need love the most! Those that embraced her saw themselves in her and knew the potential that she carried. Thank goodness for those who reach out to the "unlovable" for with love they have a chance to blossom! : )
Feb 13, 2013 08:13PM
I'm reading it now and finding it interesting, but I'm up to the place where Eizabeth tells Victoria she loves her after Victoria has stuck cactus spines in Elizabeth's shoes. I'm incredulous already...
Mar 06, 2013 04:21PM
Nah. I can't finish it. I don't buy the main character, as much as I'd like to.
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