Love & Other Carnivorous Plants

Love & Other Carnivorous Plants

by Florence Gonsalves


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316436724
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 310,974
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Florence Gonsalves graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015, and after numerous jobs and internships, she finally decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an author. Love & Other Carnivorous Plants is her debut novel. She invites you to visit her online at

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Love & Other Carnivorous Plants 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It's always great to have well-written and interesting stories involving LGBT characters. (: 10/10 would recommend. The other person who reviewed probably just couldn't relate to the characters' struggles, but I could.
TheLiteraryPhoenix More than 1 year ago
I very much wanted to love this book, and it didn't happen for me. There was a lot going on that I wanted to get behind, a lot of topics I love to see rep for (people come in all shapes and sizes!) but I felt that there were some flaws in the writing and characterization. Depending on the type of reader you are, that may be a complete non-issue. I just didn't believe Danny. I felt like she was a flat characters. We heard all about the different horrible, crazy things going on in her life, but through the entire novel, I never felt like I felt any of it. Even though this was first person, I felt like I was watching things fall to pieces through a thick, dirty window, were you could only see some things and the dialogue was muted. And that's a real bummer to me because with a little emotional involvement, I think this could have been a much more successful book. I do support the conversations had throughout the book about the seriousness of alcoholism and eating disorders. I think people will experience things in different ways, grieve and cope in different ways, and as such... this book may feel more relatable to others than it does to me. I hope that others find what they are looking for when they read this story - I just wish I loved it more.