The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reading this, it was easy to understand the love that reviewers had when it was first released. So why three stars? For me, there was something just a little off. Maybe it was that the story about girl-meets-boy but has Big Secret that keeps them apart seemed a little overdone, or maybe because I just couldn't believe that Victoria was only 18, perhaps 19, during the events here. There is a naivete there, but overall she seems to be older (and no, it's not because she grew up quickly in The System).
The language of flowers has always intrigued me, so reading about it and learning more was great. The bouquets Victoria creates and her belief that flowers are so powerful that they can change lives, is by far the best part of the book.