Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This story begins with Victoria, a foster child, leaving her final group home at the age of 18. On her own for the first time, she finds herself homeless until she finds a job at a florist. She had spent time with one foster mother who taught her the meanings of different flowers, and so Victoria brings an added dimension of floral arranging with her.

This book was both predictable and original. Predictable in that I guessed some of the plot development, but original in the whole meaning of flowers thing. The story goes back and forth between past and present which was very effective and did leave me hanging chapter after chapter.

A really easy read, and just original enough for me to recommend it. I mentioned in my last post that the Steve Jobs book was not one to curl up with, but this one would definitely be a good choice for that cold winter's day.

1 comment:

Notorious MLE said...

I was considering checking this book out, thanks for the review.