THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh | Review

The brilliance of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's novel The Language of Flowers lies in its countless conflicting qualities: it is both heart-warming and heart-breaking, uplifting and sorrowful, fast-paced and meticulously developed, based on harsh reality and idealized fiction. Though clearly a best-case-scenario for a child raised in the foster care system, this novel nevertheless contains the unfortunate …