On Throwback Thursday, I review a book that’s been around for awhile and tell you all about why it’s wonderful.
So for this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re not getting into the time machine quite as far back. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh was published in 2012, but don’t let that stop you. Everyone should read this book; it’s really wonderful.
The book starts with Victoria turning 18, and her emancipation from the foster care system. Victoria doesn’t get close to anyone, and she has nowhere to go. She mostly likes communicating through the Victorian language of flowers. The book jumps between the past and present, telling her what happened to her in the past, and how it continues to affect her.
Victoria is a heartbreaking character, so lonely and disconnected, but scared to accept love. I talked to Victoria throughout the book, coaxing her to make better choices (yes, I know she couldn’t hear me… don’t judge).
If you haven’t read this, now’s the time. It’s inexpensive used, and I’m sure you can find it at the library. I only review wonderful books. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read it, and what your thoughts were.