This novel really moved me. Each flower has a distinct meaning and message, whether positive or negative. Once upon a time, the language of flowers was more commonly known of and more commonly used. The author cites old flower dictionaries and has her own in the back of the book. This novel explores the meaning of flowers and relates their meaning(s) to the events that take place in the novel. It is narrated by someone who has aged out of a group home and is seeking to find healing and forgiveness. It is a book about emptiness, human relationships, and hope for the future. It also raises questions about someone with loveless past being able to heal and move forward.
I don't think I will look at flowers the same ever again. There is something deeper and more mysterious about them now and it intrigues me. I loved this book!