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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Apr 20, 2012

it was ok

This is a book about a girl with a troubled childhood who struggles to come to terms with motherhood - and tries to express her feelings along the way using flowers.

I can see why a lot of people will fall in love with this book, but for me, it was just a pretty hard read with very little optimism or positivity to take from it.

Maybe too many of the important themes which are addressed in the book are either skirted over too quickly for my liking, or maybe it's the great difficulty I found in liking the book's main protagonist, Victoria. I guess in life we all come across characters like these, but most of us take a view that life is too short to try and change people like this - so we just tend to try and stear clear of them. And that may well be why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I should have. But don't let me rather negative review put you off - there are plenty of chunky themes to get your teeth into here, but don't expect to be superficially entertained. It's a tough piece of work.
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Reading Progress

April 20, 2012 – Started Reading
April 20, 2012 – Shelved
April 23, 2012 –
page 24
6.54%
April 25, 2012 –
page 116
31.61%
April 29, 2012 –
page 224
61.04%
April 30, 2012 –
page 240
65.4%
May 1, 2012 –
page 264
71.93%
May 1, 2012 –
page 280
76.29%
May 11, 2012 – Finished Reading

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