Wednesday, January 16, 2013

February 2013 Book 1: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh




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4 comments:

Melissa Friedewald said...

Don't read this book! I believe this would be a really hard book for most teenagers to relate to. Most of the books critics said they really liked the main character, but I found her to be selfcentered and annoying. I did however enjoy the other characters, who, combined with a unique story line, where the books only saving grace. Also, beware that if you are easily grossed out - the entire last quarter of the book almost has to do with the childbirth and breastfeeding... while I can relate to these topics, most of the LHS population cannot. Read at your own risk!

Melissa Friedewald said...

Don't read this book! I believe this would be a really hard book for most teenagers to relate to. Most of the books critics said they really liked the main character, but I found her to be selfcentered and annoying. I did however enjoy the other characters, who, combined with a unique story line, where the books only saving grace. Also, beware that if you are easily grossed out - the entire last quarter of the book almost has to do with the childbirth and breastfeeding... while I can relate to these topics, most of the LHS population cannot. Read at your own risk!

mfriedewald said...

Don't read this book! I believe this would be a really hard book for most teenagers to relate to. Most of the books critics said they really liked the main character, but I found her to be selfcentered and annoying. I did however enjoy the other characters, who, combined with a unique story line, where the books only saving grace. Also, beware that if you are easily grossed out - the entire last quarter of the book almost has to do with the childbirth and breastfeeding... while I can relate to these topics, most of the LHS population cannot. Read at your own risk!

Mrs. Hasan said...

I started reading this novel and thought, "Oh, how interesting, every flower has a meaning. This should be a great story!" BUT, half way through the novel, the main character gets pregnant and she can't cope with it and she puts the baby's life in danger when there were so many people there to help her. Although she lived a tough life, I agree with Mrs. Friedewald that she's self-centered. She had people who loved her, she just couldn't accept it, and to me, that's just ridiculous. The novel went to a dark place and it literally made me sick. I would only suggest you read this so that you can understand how difficult it is to raise a child, otherwise, I give this novel a big thumbs down!