Saturday, March 6, 2010

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 93/100 or A
Source: Publisher
Laurel finds three mysterous flowers outside her dorm door. Maybe Avondale School isn't so awful after all. Then her body freaks in the middle of an English presentation on the Victorian Languge of Flowers. Strange word pop into her head and her body also seems to tingle and hum. Laurel gives love bouquet to her spinster english teacher to demonstrate the languge. When her teacher suddenly finds new and unexpected romance. Maybe there is something... magical about flowers. Her new friend Kate helps her discover the origins of her powers by experimenting on herself and others, but she can't seem to find any living experts of the power of flowers to guide her. Her bouquets don't always do what she wants to do, especially when it comes to her crush Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers are flying across campus, and she soon is hounded with request from girls who want their lives magically transformed, just in time for prom.
At the beginning of the book, Laurel seems to be a normal teenage girl. She wants to be accepted by her peers and she also has drama in her life from friendship and romance. I liked the fact that she was shy and also that she was curious about everything. I liked how she found out more about her power. Some of her action were annoying, because she became wish washy at moments and really didn't stand up to the popular girl. Her new friend Kate was annyoing, because she couldn't make a decision if she wanted to be with Laurel or not. I really liked her Cousin Rose, she was really sweet and overall an interesting character. Justin was a sweet character and I sound him intriguing. The plot was slow at times, but I felt that the content made up for that. The Victorian Languge of flowers used in this book was a fantastic plot device. I loved how the world was made and how it was so indepth. I learned so much about flowers and also loved that that their was a glossory in the back. White was also a brilliant writer, this book is perfect for younger teens that are looking for a original and well crafted book.

1 comment:

  1. I've read a lot of reviews for this recently and my interest is definitely peaked. The cover is lovely and eye-catching too!


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