The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh was totally heartbreaking and so, so beautiful. The story, which is about a young girl who struggles to find a loving, permanent family through the foster care system, immediately reminded me of Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman, which was one of my favorite reads this winter. The main characters in both books overcome incredibly huge, dark and heavy obstacles in their young lives. I spent the entire book feeling skeptical, but hopeful, that the story’s outcome would be a happy one. I was not disappointed.
Plus, after learning the ins and outs of the meanings behind countless flowers, which is the central theme of the book, I’m sure I’ll be looking at flowers in a different way when spring finally arrives.