The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh Victoria has just emerged from the foster-care system on her eighteenth birthday, alone and scarred from her past with multiple abusive foster families. Her lifeline is her passion for flowers, and the unspoken language that has slowly been forgotten and overlooked since Victorian times. The story follows her journey in overcoming her past, and realising she has a future to grasp onto and grow into. I enjoyed this book, especially the first third. I really liked the way the author mixed her childhood memories with the present – they each had dedicated chapters. It made it clear and easy to follow and absorb the story. There isn’t anything I can say negative about the book, not specifically, but it just lacked something. It lacked a “spark” for lack of a better term. I can’t put my finger on it, but I just wanted… more. I have read a few books that have blown me away recently, and I fear that it’s because of this I didn’t find this on the same level. I honestly liked it, and would recommend it to everyone, but on a personal level it didn’t blow me away.