This is the best thing I've read since Emma Donoghue's Room. Compelling, unique, and unflinching, this book examines the life of a foster child and the effects that growing up in the system have on the adult she becomes. The flower lore that is woven through the book never seems gimicky. Clear a couple of days off your schedule, and prepare to be possessed by this young woman's story. A great read for older teens and a sure hit with adult book groups everywhere.