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Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers

Katie Baker, Writer

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Breaking international boundaries, Rupi Kaur, author of New York Times #1 best seller Milk and Honey, published her new book The Sun and Her Flowers on October 3, 2017. Captivating and enthralling her readers, yet touching each one’s soul with her new poetry, Rupi Kaur shares her story, allowing her readers to taste a hint of emotions felt during her experiences. Unlike most books that indirectly address typical feelings of obscure people, Rupi Kaur writes treasured, raw material using personal experiences.

Making her book into five chapters, calling them “wilting”, “falling”, “rooting”, “rising”, and “blooming”, each prepares readers to take a step with her into her journey. Pouring her heart into each poem, allowing emotion to flow through her readers, each section of Rupi’s book manifests emotional experiences, embracing themes of  love, loss, trauma, healing, and femininity, showing a kaleidoscope love and its ever changing forms.

Each section brings a new feeling, permeating emotions with each word. As “wilting” and “falling” contain dark and distressing poetry, “rooting” initiates new emotions and words, but still holds poetry from blossoming out of the dark. However,  continuing in “rising” and blooming”, poetry grows and thrives as a person. Each book’s component leads to the next experience, growing into a truly astonishing testimony.

Each book written by Rupi summarizes into a poem placed on the binding’s back. The Sun and Her Flowers summary poem reads:

“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
must wilt
fall
root

rise
in order to bloom”

The Sun and Her Flowers earned a New York Times #1 bestseller in October 2017, receiving overwhelming recommendations, capturing attention all over the world. 

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur–truly a dazzling display of remarkable poems!

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