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The Language of Flowers

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

35 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Incredible book! Must read.

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

To put it simply, this book is brilliant. Any book that can make me cry, yell, gasp in horror, and feel such compassion for its characters is exceptional. Because this story was told, a part of me has been changed forev...
The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

To put it simply, this book is brilliant. Any book that can make me cry, yell, gasp in horror, and feel such compassion for its characters is exceptional. Because this story was told, a part of me has been changed forever.

Young Victoria Jones had no voice. Life had been cruel to her, and she had no say in where, or with whom she would live it. For nine years, she led a distrustful, broken, and neglected existence throughout numerous foster homes. That is, until she was brought to the endless rolling San Francisco vineyards and farmhouse belonging to Elizabeth, her new foster mother. Here she was introduced to a fresh beginning, and inadvertently a voice; the language of flowers.

Troubles and heartache seemed to follow Victoria. Sometimes she battled them, oftentimes they overcame her; but an underlying strength burned in her battered heart, fueling her search for peace, belonging, and love.

I plan on re-reading this book-slower, savoring each delicate, heartrending page. The Language of Flowers is a unique bouquet, compiled of Lavender (Mistrust) Heath (Solitude) Fennel (Strength) and Hawthorne (Hope). The beauty and scent of its blossoms will linger with me for quite some time.

posted by Nicnac63 on August 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Good Read

I read the reviews and took a chance, there are alot of pros and cons in this book, make your own decision. This book is hauntingly sad and bittersweet. I felt that Victoria was left holding the bag as many unwanted children are, on the other hand she is also frustratin...
I read the reviews and took a chance, there are alot of pros and cons in this book, make your own decision. This book is hauntingly sad and bittersweet. I felt that Victoria was left holding the bag as many unwanted children are, on the other hand she is also frustrating! I feel sad for her and mad at her all at the same time, she is without a doubt one of the most frustrating people. She has no real personality it seems and its impossible for her to have any genuine relationships. While I can understand because of her childhood why she would be angry and mistrustful, she is in a word....feral. I feel like she never truly lets go of her past and is unaccepting of her future even though shes doing well, she seems wholly unappreciative of the oppurtunity she has and chucks it away with both hands. I thought that the ending felt rushed and should have gone further into detail. I think the other characters were great, the use of flowers was great,the book itself was lovely but victoria just pissed me off!Overall a good read......

posted by apacheprincess on October 6, 2011

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    Posted December 6, 2013

    Tinypaw

    Bye :'(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Lilystar

    No not me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Good story, poor nook presentation

    This is a great story that really keeps you engaged. It was a shame that there were many pages missing on the nook as well as repeated pages very frustrating!!!! I really wanted to finish reading this story but the nook format made it impossible. Wish i could get my money back. The book is worth buying in book form but not on the nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Cloud

    Uhhhh ok looks confussed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Ugg

    I hated it it made me throw up its usles and discusting i can write a better book myself this is hard to keep up with its like at one point this than that its always climax then soft and butifull its plain lititure boo

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    lyndever

    depressing book, hard to get through, diturbing sections regarding infant abuse, just wanted to finish it to get it over with

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Hard to get through

    Description sounded great, but the book was boring and hard to get through. I have worked with kids like this, and know a lot more could have been done here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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