Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Review - The Language of Flowers

One of my favorite books is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
The main character in the book is a foster child, Victoria, who ages out of the foster care system at the age of 18 and for a time is homeless.  She gets a job arranging flowers and uses the flowers to communicate when she herself cannot.

The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. 
Youtube intro about the book: https://youtu.be/NBgQCz6dI_8

Although floriography is not used today, red roses still imply romantic love and pink roses a lesser affection; white roses suggest virtue and innoscence; and yellow roses still stand for friendship or devotion.


Buy it here in Paperback or Kindle:
This book is "rated PG-13".

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