Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Released: March 2010
Thoughts: Forget-Her-Nots is a super-sweet book. It just melts your heart a bit. The language of flowers is such a neat thing to incorporate into a story!
I will say that I feel this book would be better suited to younger readers (younger teens, maybe 12 or 13). I felt as if Laurel’s voice and her decisions were a bit young, even for a 14-year-old. She’s supposed to be a very pure and innocent character, but her innocence was a bit too much for me.
Nevertheless, I did enjoy Forget-Her-Nots. Amy Brecount White did a great job weaving a tale of family legacy and friendship with a bit of magic thrown in. I enjoyed reading about Laurel coming into her own, and her brush with romance was heart-melting as well.
The language of flowers is so fascinating! I’ve never been much into plants, but after reading Forget-Her-Nots (and the helpful glossary in the back!), I found myself heading out into my backyard to see what deeper meaning it holds. The consensus: we’ve got a ton of white roses, so girlhood is our main theme. We also have an herb garden, with sweet basil (good wishes), rosemary (remembrance), mint (virtue), and thyme (activity). How cool is that?
I also found myself intrigued with the boarding school that Laurel attends. I have no experience with boarding school, but if Laurel’s school is an accurate representation, sign me up! I loved how close the teachers were to their students. The interaction between Ms. Suarez and Laurel was great!
Overall, I enjoyed the themes of Forget-Her-Nots, but I feel I would’ve enjoyed it even more were I a younger reader. Still, it was a fun read, and I enjoyed learning new things about flowers!
If you’re looking for a book to put you right on the edge of your seat, it is a perfect choice. It will win over the hearts of all readers with its creative concept, lovable characters, and thrilling storyline. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. I’m waiting for you to share your ideas on it in the comments below.
At the moment I am thinking about what to read next, do you have any ideas, guys? If yes, let me know in the comments below where you’re welcome to leave your opinion as well. See you soon!