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a review by Courtney

I am not entirely sure how I feel about this book!! There was a lot to love about it but I wasn't quite sure if I truly connected to the story or not! Laurel is a 15 yr. old girl who has a bunch of weird quirks about her that make her not so normal and then the biggest quirk of all is when a flower starts to bloom out of her back!! The only person she confides this major secret too is her new close friend David. Together they try to unravel who or what she is!

This was one of the weirdest books I've read and I've read a lot of weird books. I think that is what intrigued me the most about i. The beginning starts off pretty slow but thing got so weird that I had to keep reading to figure out what was going on!!

I really did think that Laurel was a pretty good character even though there were times I felt I really didn't know or understand her at all. But I was really excited when they added the other guy Tamani to the story because I was not very connected to David. He was just too nice and sweet and I am drawn to a guy that is a little harder to get!!

Tamani was great...hello forest guy!! Yum! He sounded great and I found myself wishing Laurel would find more reasons to go see him.

The reasons I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is that I struggled with the beginning a bit and I was frustrated with the whole mentioning of sex. It just about made me scream when the mom suggested that 15yr old Laurel be careful with her friend David because she could get pregnant. I was like "are you kidding me, she is 15". But other than that one paragraph or so I enjoyed the story and I think other YA fantasy lovers will enjoy the story! I plan on reading the rest of the series too because I am definitely interested in where this is heading!
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