The author's story line of the magic the main charater brings to others through her use of flowers. Very inspiring. Least? The character's painful lives and poor choices dominate the pages. They cannot get past their past, a bit depressing.
Too much time spent on the total naivete of the characters and their poor decisions.
flat, monotone, mumbly Perfect for the for dark characters in the book.
no. couldn't bear to see how painful the future might be
Loved the idea of the flower language. Narrator's performance perfectly depicted the characters personalities.
Just your average bookworm.. love reading books physically, but with work and school, audiobooks are a great alternative. I host a book club, and I few of us are avid listeners. I listen while I clean, drive, and workout. Great hobby!
Definitely. Great narrator. Matched the characters well.
White Oleander... troubled girl in foster-home-hell.
I really hated the main character a lot of the book, and my heart cried out for the child.
I admit there were a few plot points that left me wondering. But the characters were entrancing. They lingered in my mind for days, really got under my skin. The reader was perfect as well. Well worth one's time.
I really enjoyed this book and was sad for it to be over. I really loved how the story went between the past and present. It was a really quick listen and I didn't want to put it down. I also loved hearing about how the flowers were used to express emotions so descriptively. Being descriptive with words and emotions is so important and she was able to show that with each flower and what they specifically meant. It was a great listen and I'd recommend it to anyone!
I would! recommend it. I liked how it talked about the different meanings of flowers and how these different characters used them in giving messages to others.. Watching a homeless girl go through so much hurt and pain and then turn her life around.
That everyone needs to be loved and accepted.
When she left the group home but before leaving left each girl a specific flower to send them a message of what she thought of them.
yes, had a hard time turning it off.
This book rates in the top five of all the books I have read or listened to this year. Great way to learn about flowers and be inspired in over coming life's greatest challenges.
The young woman who the story revolves around
Loved learning, while enjoying a great story
I read the book first and loved it so much that I wanted to be able to hear it whenever I wanted. The reader's voice is just right for this story.
The back story is an often told story, hardship, struggle, opportunity and hope. The details of this story are unique and provided my mind with a rich picture of beauty and a message that the flowers we see every day have a deeper meaning. The expression of that meaning is wonderful to play around with in my imagination.
I loved the scene where the first floral arrangement is made. The meaning of each carefully selected flower paints a picture in my mind. I want to be there and be part of the flower shop designers.
I guess I would take the social worker out to dinner. She needs support and place to discuss and vent about the pressures and disappointments of her work. I would want to know what her experiences have taught her and what she would have done differently. This is the person who could make a difference in the treatment of many children through her knowledge and recommendations.
I have listened to this book many times. Wish I could have a copy of all the flowers and their meanings.
Behaving badly understandable.
Fairy tale ending not quite believable.
None that I have "read."
The person who planned to adopt the protagonist, I believe her name was Elizabeth.
Well written and great reader.
This book is one that you will remember long after you read it. It deals with heartbreaking issues without leaving the reader feeling sullen. I was immediatley engrossed and could not stop listening.