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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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May 31, 2011

it was amazing
Read from June 24 to 29, 2011

WOW! WOW! and WOW! What a beautifully written novel. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is definitely a keeper. Victoria Jones has spent her life in the foster care system. Now that she has turned eighteen it's time to be on her own. The novel rotates between past and present where we learn of Victoria's triumphs and hardships. For most of Victoria's young adult life, she spent it with Elizabeth who teaches her about the language of flowers and that each flower has a distinct meaning. She carries this knowledge to present day where she gets a job at a florist. Customers continue to come to her with specific requests for flowers to heal and/or help them in someway. During the time working at the florist, she meets Grant who happens to be Elizabeth's nephew. He shares her love of flowers which blooms to actual love. Some parts in this novel were very sad seeing what kids in the foster care system have to go through and how it effects their future. In the end, Victoria makes peace with her life and starts a new beginning. Loved the dictionary in the back with all of the flower meanings: my favorite flowers: Gardenia (Refinement); Lilacs (First Emotions of Love); Sunflower (False Riches). Thank you Ms. Diffenbaugh for such a wonderful novel. Looking forward to your next one.
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Laura's Book Addiction I love the U.K cover

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it was an amazing novel!!!!!! im just curious in what scene of the book did you cry most!

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