We, the Wildflowers

L.B. Simmons

“Their strength and ferocity stem from below the surface where their roots are forever tangled, interwoven in such a way that for the remainder of time they bloom together …”





No one loves them, no one cares about them, no one even sees them until they end up in Mary Rodriguez’s home, an outpost for Sacred Heart’s troubled youth program. It is within these walls that the four teens forge unlikely friendships.

They experience the intensity of first loves, share secrets, and suffer losses, vowing to make the world a better place in spite of their personal battles with addiction, depression, loneliness, and abuse. But when the unthinkable happens, those friendships are tested in ways they never could have imagined.

Will they find strength enough to survive or will their bonds be too fractured to heal them yet again?

We, the Wildflowers is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.

Story content warning! This may be a spoiler for some, but for others it is a necessary alert issues referenced and dealt within these pages.

This story contains material that may be triggering for readers including: drug use, violence, suicide, and homophobia.

L.B. Simmons

Paperback ISBN: 9781633921115
E-Book ISBN: 9781633921122