The Language of Flowers Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''The Language of Flowers'' is a fictional novel about abandonment, communication, and finding relationships. These questions can help your students navigate these themes and deepen their understanding of this novel.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers is a 2011 novel by American author Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The story follows themes of relationships, abandonment, and the connection between past and present. This is interwoven with a strong focus on flowers, and the book's title is a nod to the Victorian practice of using flowers as symbols to communicate romantic feelings. These questions are designed to be adaptable for your classroom but can help your students work through a discussion over this novel's characters, plot, and main ideas.

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