The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a book I read a long while back soI figured I better re-read it and make sure it was still as good as I remembered. I was not disappointed.
I find myself repeatedly recommending this book to readers of all types. Want an easy read? Read this. Want a romantic read? Read this. Want an emotional read with some depth? Read this. Want something to read on the beach? Read this. Want something to read in the coffee shop? Read this. I've never received a less than 100% satisfied report back. Moral of the story is . . . read this.
The story begins around the time Victoria Jones is released from her group home at the age of 18. Diffenbaugh proceeds to flip the story back and forth between one of Victoria's most memorable foster care stints and her current reality.
Victoria struggles with homelessness until she is given a temporary position at a flower shop. Its there that she begins to use the language of flowers. An emotionally inexpressive girl, Victoria uses the flowers to work through memories she'd worked to forget.
This book is like the end of goldilocks and the three bears . . . its not too sad, not too happy, but just right. Diffenbaugh strikes the perfect balance between pain and hope. I give this book five stars out of five. Read this.
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