The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Although I enjoyed it, this book will challenge you emotionally. Victoria, the main character, is a foster child who has grown up and aged-out of a broken system. As Victoria tries to make her way in life, she struggles to come to terms with her broken past and the relationships that she left behind.
The Language of Flowers is a well written story of heartbreak and redemption. Told through flashbacks and current events, we get a true picture of Victoria and the people in her life, both past and present. The author uses flower references to share the story, just as the character Victoria uses flowers as a substitute for the language she cannot express.
Although I don't typically enjoy books that try to neatly tie everything together, the ending of this book felt like closure, and after all of the heartbreak and struggle, the ending helped provide the reader with some relief.
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