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Top 40 Book Club : 2012
28 ThE LAnGUAGE Of fLOwERS vANeSSA dIFFeNBAuGH Abandoned at birth, Victoria grows up in and out of disastrous foster homes which leaves her unable to get close to anyone. Unfortunate circumstances lead to a tragic chain of events and Victoria spends her teenage years in a group home orphanage. At 18, she is placed for a month in a share house by her unsympathetic case worker and then left to make her own way in the world. This well-crafted story is filled with quirky and interesting characters, and the way the past is interspersed with the present throughout the story completely draws the reader in.