While the protagonist, Victoria, is incredibly flawed in The Language of Flowers, it is unlikely you will ever feel anger towards her. Trapped in the uncaring hands of foster care her entire life, she is socially inept, volatile and completely mired in grief and rage.
The setting is San Francisco, current day. A wayward teen never adopted has maxed out on state help and is forced out into the world. As the story unfolds the back story of Victoria’s life is revealed, including the many mistakes she has made. She has a gift with flowers and shares that gift with others. The reader watches her develop and grow and yet continue to make mistakes. A frustrating read,