The story is the journey of Victoria her struggles as a child in a foster care system, the loneliness, the pain she suffers, her love of life, and her unique way to communicate with the world. After years of pain and hurt - how caring and loving people are helping her to accept who she is and why she does matter.
Victoria's gift at sharing the powers of flowers leads the book through her journeys.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh did a fantastic job of alternation chapters from current to past. I felt her alternating the chapters allowed me to understand and feel Victoria's pain and happiness.
I was unable to put the book down - I keep wondering what could of happened to change so much for her. What happened to Elizabeth? Why was she gone from Victoria's life? Would Victoria ever realize that she mattered?
I really liked the book and I would give it a MUST READ RATING.
Are you wondering why I joined a book discussion group? I review books all the time - authors find me. So why would I join a group to discuss books?
Well ~~~~ This summer at a family reunion my uncle told me how he belongs to his local library Book Discussion Group. He stated the one reason he really liked the book discussion group is because he is reading books that he would not normally pick to read. He also told me that he really enjoys being able to discuss a book. After each meeting he was able to find something that he missed or a different way to look at what happened in the book.
After our discussion I went online and checked out our local library. Sure enough they have a Book Discussion group that meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. I put the date on my calendar - found out which book they were going to discuss and started reading.
I arrived and I was happy to see that I was not the first person there. I joined a group of 11 ladies that were there for the discussion. I felt that the group had a very good discussion about the book. We talked about different sections of the book - how Victoria felt and why things seem to have happened. We discussed our lives and how we could relate to incidents in Victoria's life.
The group rates each book on a rating scale of 1 to 3
~1 Terrible book
~2 Okay Book
~3 Must Read
The Community Library Book Discussion Group gave The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh a 3 MUST READ!
Yes, I will be going to the group each month. I really enjoyed the book discussion. The ladies were all very friendly and I felt welcomed. We all had one thing in common - we read the book!
If you LOVE to read and are looking for a fun way to share what you read. Check out your local library to see if they also have a Book Discussion Group.
What is the name of the best book you have ever read?