FIRST OF ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS 💕!
After four months I finally finished reading this and I quite enojyed it, so this is my review! By the way I read this with the best buddy-reader ever Chloe @Blushing Bibliophile!
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
- Genre: Poetry
- Pages: 256
- My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5!
- Plot: this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom.
So this is the new book by Rupi Kaur author of Milk and Honey and I waited soo much for this book to be published! This book, like Milk and Honey, is divided into chapters: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.
It’s a poetry collection about grief, self-abandment, honouring one’s roots, love and empowering oneself according to the book… But it’s so much more: it’s about loss, heatache, self love, femminism and immigration as well.
I think this book is really inspiring in fact I wrote notes in it, I don’t know why but there I felt free to write poems that were inspired by her poems and to doodle whatever came into my mind (okay not actually whatever but all the things linked to the poems).
The writing is amazing: I love her voice and the litotes she uses. I also liked most of the poems.
Reasons why it isn’t a 5/5 stars book:
- Sometimes there are poems that are more like thoughts than a developed poem:
never feel guilty for starting again
- Too esplicit. Maybe I’m too young, for my taste there were too many illustrations and poems about sex.
- Some poems were a little bit cliche, in fact some seemed took straight out of tumblr, I have nothing against tumblr, I love it, but she could have developed them more. But luckily there are just a few like this.
i hear a thousand kind words about me
and it makes no difference
yet i hear one insult
and all confidence shatter
Rupi improved so so much from Milk and Honey and I’m looking forward to another book by her!
- Plot: 4 out ot 5
- Design: 5 out of 5
- Writing: 4 out of 5
- Interest: 4 out of 5
- The Feels and emotions: 4 out of 5
So what do you think about the book? Have you read it?
Thank you for reading,
5 thoughts on “Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur”
Nicoline Simone 13/02/2018
I have never really read a whole poetry collection but I would really like to try to read some of Rupi Kaur’s works. What I have heard and read they should be worth a try 😉
Oh I’ve really been looking forward to reading this. I loved “milk and honey”, and have been eagerly anticipating “the sun and her flowers”. I can’t wait to finish the book and compare my thoughts with yours. Thanks for the review!
Cas @ Lovely Paranormal Books 30/12/2017
I really enjoyed Milk and Honey and can’t wait to read The Sun and Her Flowers, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I agree though, some of Rupi’s poems seem to be more like thoughts than developed poems.
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Betty May 29/12/2017
I just got this book for Christmas and I’m really looking foreward to reading it! Your review is really informative and I’ll definitely look out for what you picked up on when I read.
Great review and happy reading! Xx