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The Language of Flowers
by Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
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1. What potential do Elizabeth, Renata, and Grant see in Victoria that she has a hard time seeing in herself?

2. Victoria and Elizabeth both struggle with the idea of being part of a family. What does it mean to you to be part of a family? What defines family?

3. One of the major themes in The Language of Flowers is forgiveness and second chances --- do you think Victoria deserves one after the things she did (both as a child and as an adult)? What about Catherine? And Elizabeth?

4. The novel touches on many different themes (love, family, forgiveness, second chances). Which do you think is the most important? And what did you think was ultimately the lesson?

5. At the end of the novel, Victoria learns that moss grows without roots. What does this mean, and why is it such a revelation for her?

6. Knowing what you now know about the language of the flowers, to whom would you send a bouquet and what would you want it to say?

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