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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Jun 04, 12

Read from May 30 to June 04, 2012

** spoiler alert ** This book was like a breathe of fresh air!. The story begins with a young girl called Victoria being moved from one childrens home to another by her social worker Meredith Combs. As the story continues we are slowly given parts of her background as the story goes back and forth in time . One of the places that Meredith brings Victoria is to stay with a woman called Elizabeth. Elizabeth has had her own family problems in the past and she does try her very best to make Victoria welcome.
One of the most beautiful details in the book is the use of the language of flowers that Victoria uses to express her feelings/ emotions to those around her as she does not have the ability to speak how she feels inside, she picks each flower specifectly to say what she is trying to say and after a while she meets people in her life that understand this and can speak back to her in this way which makes her feel more comfortable.The story is a whirlwind of emotion and at times I was almost holding my breathe wondering what was going to happen.I really liked that there wass not a huge number of characters in the book.The characters that are in it really shine. You feel like you are in the rooms with them listening to their conversations and almost seeing their faces.It is a story of trust,hope,love,forgiveness and flowers.
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