This is a beautiful story about a mother's love and forgiveness.
The description of the flower's meanings was interesting.
That said, the main character is a sulky, ungrateful, irresponsible teen who manages to sabotage her own life at every turn. I kept wanting to like the main character, but I didn't. It made it difficult to listen to and appreciate the story.
I still liked that the story ended on a positive note.
a heartwrenching story often frustrating because of misunderstandings and feelings of unworthiness. Very good story and character development.
I loved the whole idea of communicating with flowers and the way flowers played a role in the story. In fact, I wish they had played an even more significant role.
The way she weaved the language of flowers into the plot.
Grant. Patience of Job.
No. It was a little too sad for me.
Hard for me to believe she could give up her daughter. I mean, I know she had a tough life, but she was so maternal at the birth and I really thought the motherly instinct would win out.
I really like this book. It was well written and the narration flowed easily.
Victoria was abandoned as a child, unwanted and unloved by her very own mother. She was unable to feel worthy enough to accept anyone else's love. This story parallels Victoria as a child and as an adult. You see how her actions as an adult are rooted in her abandonment. It is heartbreaking but this book does a great job in making the story real. It kept my interest all the way through.
It started out interesting but my attention was lost somewhere in the middle and really lost at the end. I didn't context with the characters or the meaning. What I really liked was hoe flowers were used to portray meaning and feeling. The book just wasn't for me.
I finished this maudlin story at double speed to get it over with. Would never have finished it had it not been a selection for a book club I'm in. Unbelievable characters and ridiculous plot that kept going and going and going. Ugh!
Engaging, Strong Characters, Desirable
The main character was the best and most well-developed character in the book. She held true throughout the story.