The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers

Book - 2017
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A transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring ones roots and expatriation, and rising up to find a home within yourself.
Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri :, Andrews McMeel Publishing,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781449486792
1449486797
Characteristics: 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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nnishat
May 11, 2018

There were times I felt myself having to push through or getting bored with this book. But other times, I was reading and rereading pages with a steady stream of tears.

Normally I would give a lower rating to something that did not always manage to keep me hooked, but Kaur’s ability to move me to the point she did is rare and beautiful. She wrote about trauma, regret, immigration, culture, and so much more, in a way that I have not seen much at all before. There is something in it for everyone. I would 100% recommend it, even to those who are not big poetry fans.

LOVE LOVE LOVE

CMLibrary_bturner Apr 11, 2018

As a huge fan of poetry, I thought Rupi Kaur's poetry book was absolutely amazing! It made me feel like I was going through the emotions of heartbreak, letting go, trauma, finding yourself again, rebuilding yourself, and loving yourself all in one poetry book. It really leaves you thinking about the moments she brings up, even after you've finished. Definitely recommended!

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EarleneGlasgow
Mar 27, 2018

Poems with themes of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.
Poems that speak on trauma, immigration, love, and renewal.

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Luv2reed2
Feb 24, 2018

Rupi Kaur did not disappoint. This second book is every bit as intriguing, inspiring and thought-provoking as her first effort "Milk and Honey". It is a rare book that keeps you thinking about what's really important - long after you've finished reading it. These books should find a permanent place in every library, and referred to frequently. Excellent work.

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joua_0
Feb 04, 2018

A beautiful book that taught me many about myself. Thank you, Rupi Kaur, for this wondrous book.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 25, 2018

Milk and Honey has to be one of the most widely acclaimed poetry books of this decade, enticing readers of all ages, especially young adults. There was a thrilling anticipation for the second installment, and although there were some beautiful poems, most failed to intrigue me. Although both books discussed some similar matters, Milk and Honey made the topic bearable and emotional enough to be convincing and moving. I believe my main problem was the topic choice this time around, as they failed to be relatable and seemed somewhat over the top (unpopular opinion over here). However I do need to say that the last two chapters were absolutely mesmerizing. Kaur discussed issues in our world and for immigrants, and the injustice that occurs globally. It just comes to show that if Kaur wrote more on these topics, I would preorder all her books and cherish them forever. Once again, her illustrations were beautifully done and accompanied the poems with grace. Rating 3/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

coroboreefarm Dec 19, 2017

Toronto based writer and artist, Rupi Kaur became an Instagram sensation and the darling of her fellow Millennials with the publication of her previous collection of dreamy, illustrated poems, Milk and Honey. Her newest collection of poetry and illustrations, The Sun and Her Flowers continues to enchant her devoted followers. Exploring themes of love, heartbreak and healing, Kaur has divided her book into five chapters, each reflecting the life cycle of a flower; wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.

The Sun and Her Flowers is a beautiful journey through a range of emotions describing the life Kaur has lived. Inspiring and raw, perfectly complemented by her illustrations, her poems are sure to invoke a visceral response from the reader. Her poetry is free form, and many have criticized her for this, but in my opinion the poetic form and the artistry of the illustrations are perfect vehicles for her passionate expressions of love in all its forms.

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NFN
Dec 15, 2017

Stunningly good! (and I don't often read poetry)

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mattstrelau
Nov 21, 2017

I am not a huge poetry reader. However, I enjoyed this collection of writings. Borrowing this from the library made me feel somewhat compelled to finish it within a timeline. I imagine that it would be more delightful to purchase this book and read small sections over a longer period of time.

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