City of Flowers: Memoir of a Teenage Traveler

January 14, 2018|
City of Flowers: Memoir of a Teenage Traveler
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Losing her mother at nine, moving to Alaska at thirteen, and leaving the country at fifteen, City of Flowers narrates the early life of author Diane E. Greentree. It tells the story of a teenage girl who was spiraling downward but ultimately reignited a sense of wonder and changed the course of her life.

In this memoir, Greentree shares how she received too much attention following her moms death and decided to never stand out again, a goal that brought devastating consequences later on. In a new town in southeast Alaska, feeling pressured toward drinking and sex, she sought an excuse to avoid doing something she would regret. For her, it was a letter from her mother. The desire to fit in proved too strong, however, and she crossed into an unhealthy abyss. Hearing about an exchange program, she jumped at the chance for escape, and with surprising determination, competed, and was selected to go.

Thus began an adventure to the southern Philippines. Immersed in a new culture, food, ways of thinking and with no hope of fitting in, she grew to understand that she didnt need the approval of others to be herself.

City of Flowers shares one teenagers story of coming of age and overcoming early challenges to learn to believe in herself.

Title:City of Flowers: Memoir of a Teenage Traveler
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:January 14, 2018
Publisher:iUniverse
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781491747032

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