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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Oct 31, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, friendship, love-story
Read in October, 2011

No frills or clever writing devices or plot twists, this book is sweet and moving (like an old fashioned read). I really enjoyed learning how flowers can be used to communicate; they each stand for something(such as secret love for acacia). I liked the past and present chapters which drive the plot and provide insights into Victoria's life. I think 37 foster homes for one child is a bit much to accept, but Victoria's first person narrative is honest. I'm glad the author gave her flaws and didn't sugarcoat Victoria's choices - good and bad. I appreciated the book's redemptive ending. This is a fine first novel,and I look forward to reading more books by Diffenbaugh.

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