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the sun and her flowers

byRupi Kaur

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

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
Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, ...
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Title:the sun and her flowersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Great book. It's poetry, so you can put your own feelings and thoughts into it—and it often made me cry. Usually very beautiful and empowering. So honest I want to quote it all the time.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I loved "milk and honey" and I found this to be a great read as well. It's a little bit different than her first book, but powerful and relatable all the same. I saw Rupi Kaur perform while on tour for this book and it was absolutely amazing. I would recommend both of her books.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another amazing read from Rupi. Wonderful book, did not enjoy it as much as Milk and Honey. Milk and Honey is and will always be one of my favourite books, but The Sun and Her Flowers was almost as great. Wonderful author.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this! I love the works of this author. read her first book, had to purchase this one too
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book Bought this because i loved her other book milk and honey. It was lovely and was more open than her other book.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is this what the kids would say is #Relatable? Rupi and everything she does is amazing. I always read her poems and feel like I'm reading about myself (expect she can word things a lot better).
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book! It was delightful, have not read something this interesting in a long time.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Ceases to Amaze Me I love her first book - Milk and Honey. This one topped that one. Definitely recommended to those who are into the Insta-poets becoming authors.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Ceases to Amaze Me I love her first book - Milk and Honey. This one topped that one. Definitely recommended to those who are into the Insta-poets becoming authors.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was okay I found her first one tug at the heart strings. Very powerful. this one not too much. Feels like she rushed the poems. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read i am not one who usually read poetry but this was a good read. lots of emotions and makes you think.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a Great Canadian Poet I bought this book when it was released after reading "Milk & Honey" I love just jumping in the middle of the book, its filled with emotions and feelings. Borrow a copy from a friend, soon you'll be buying your own copy!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Read Some heavy topics covered, but beautifully written to have them all come together in the end.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this!! beautifully written, really inspiring and so moving. I even went to see her show, it was amazing!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Okay Read I thought this book was a little disappointing. I was expecting more but it was almost the same as her other book.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got inside my head Loved this. Read it in one sitting and marked so many quotes I loved that I stopped keeping count. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS I got this as a Christmas gift and it was such an amazing read!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Not as close to what I expected after reading milk and honey, but the different chapters each having their own story but all coming together was wonderful.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! I really enjoyed this read. It is a little lighter than Milk and Honey, yet just as effective and raw. Her writings and drawings are beautiful.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read I loved milk and honey so I was excited to give this a read. It feels kinda rushed and is not as relatable as milk and honey. But the poems are very powerful, nevertheless.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful poems This book is full of beautiful poems from the heart. Some are encouraging, some heartbreaking, some make you stop and think. Plus you can't go wrong with supporting Canadian authors!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growth I found that Kaur dug deeper than her first book. She touched on topics such as immigration, sexual assault, racism, etc. Her powerful words are encouraging to those who may be in a tough time in their life - encourages them to grow.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely I felt Milk and Honey was more relatable (to me) but the poems were still very powerful!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Short yet powerful messages throughout. Lovely read!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another page turner! Another phenomenal book of poems by Rupi Kaur. Again, how her words paint pictures and capture such emotions was really powerful for me. Definitely one to recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful sequel I much preferred this to Milk and Honey. Such great topics and beautifully written.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent If you are looking for a book of traditionally written poetry this isn't it. Nothing rhymes and it reads more like a journal than a poetry book. But just remember poetry is a feeling too and can be written however you like.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great I loved Milk & Honey, and this book is just as good. Rupi Kaur's poetry is very relatable and invokes a lot of emotion. (The illustrations are beautiful, too)
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sun and Her Flowers Definitely a beautiful collection, but I found it wasn't as powerful as Milk&Honey.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it. even better than the first one, very uplifting and inspirational
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wonderful, wonderful book to read or use as a coaster
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing #plumreview Such a good book. 10X better than milk and honey, much more expression and emotion. Involves many different characteristics of life.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking Rupi has done it again. I read this in one sitting - I love how her poems take you on a story and a journey, and you feel it the whole way.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Open and Honest it felt easy to connect with some emotions expressed, and other times difficult, which i appreciate the perspective. the drawings are a special touch. should be read!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a beautiful book. I loved the poems. They were real and I could relate. This book did an amazing job at portraying how people who encounter crisis's in their life or life events that shift their every day normal in some way, go through healing stages. I was easily able to relate. I am not the type of person to read any material over and over again, but I found myself doing that with this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from loved and disappointed I loved the relatable emotions and feelings kaur created in her book, but I couldn't find what made this book different from others. I was able to see the relatable feelings everyone has been talking about, however not what made the book special. I will still be buying and reading her other poetry book milk and honey.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from emotional and disappointing I received this book for Christmas and recently finished reading it. I absolutely loved how kaur was able to bring so many relatable feelings and emotions into her work. However, like many other people, I am unable to see the hype about this book. Yes, it is eeasy to relate to, but so are many other poetry books. I couldn't find something super in this book that completely set it aside from the other books
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I don't see the overhype... I have a tremendous amount of respect for all authors, especially my fellow Canadian writers. However I don't see the over hype for this book or any of the other book . I became interested in this book through the power of social media, when I see people posting pictures and quotes on their timeline about how relatable some of the stuff that's being said in the book is. I shortly afterwards discovered the author and was so excited to purchase this book and all of the other ones she has written. I was more than disappointed once the books arrived and I skimmed through and saw what was on there. This is given 4 stars because someone did work hard on this book and it's not their fault that society has over-hyped this book for disappointment.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh. That's exactly what it is. It's eh. It's really not powerful or very well-written poetry in my opinion. At some points it's difficult to call it poetry.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overrated definitely I don't get why everyone's so obsessed with this author. Yeah maybe there are a few good ones in there, but the rest are pretty mediocre.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELENT beautifully written and filled with emotions
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from another one! another great book by rupi, so beautiful #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning I think I enjoyed this collection of poetry slightly more than the last. Beautiful and emotional, it's very intense but stunning work.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hopeful I love everything that Rupi writes. It always makes me feel whole and complete. I know I'll be re-reading this many times. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I loved everything about this book, very touching
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Just a bunch of Tumblr nonsense.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD ONE! “they leave and act like it never happened they come back and act like they never left” I really love Rupi Kaur poems! Her drawings are literally amazing, they made the poems even more special :)
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad Rupi's poetry is quite dark and sad, maybe because its so relatable
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lazy Brings nothing significant to the table. You can read it once and understand it; I want poetry that makes me think. This does not make me think, probably, because the author put very little thought into it.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I simply loved it #plumreview the section about immigrant parents hit me hard, it was beautifully written
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked this! This book was very nice to read, I loved the illustrations.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from yes I bought this book and loved every bit of this
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average I am not impressed with Rupi's prose but I can respect the its meaning. The hype set high expectations
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved every bit of this I bought this book and loved every bit of this especially drawings in this
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favourite so far milk and honey was great, but this tops it off. such a fantastic read.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! It's such a good book, I really liked the drawings and astetic of it.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Perfect for any mood you're in
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving Loved this as much as the last
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what my soul needed Incredibly moving and therapeutic - tackling themes and ideas that are absolutely relevant to society and to myself as a woman, and done with an elegant grace unparalleled in other collections I have found to date (not an avid poetry consumer, bearing in mind). An honest grounded expression of her experience and capacity for healing and growth. I’m grateful to have purchased this book.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good reading for a lazy Sunday afternoon
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh not as good as the first book
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compelling Read Beautifully written. An important voice.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this!!!! Very powerful messages in this book. I was immediately swept away by each poem and before I knew it the book was finished. I will definitely read it again. Also, I would recommend this to any in need of inspiring messages. Very well written.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The poems in this book are intelligent, powerful, and often profound. It's the perfect gift for friends who are going through a break up, as the author takes us on a similar narrative journey.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No This is poetry for people who have never read GOOD poetry. Ladies, please put this crap down and try reading some Yeats, Frost or Hughes. Or, if you're looking for that feminine touch try Dickinson who Rupi Kaur clearly tries to mimic, whilst failing tragically.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Love reading a chapter before bed.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal! This book really invokes a lot of sentimental thoughts and feelings, really putting me in her perspective. There are great passages along with simple yet meaningful illustrations.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming Great read anytime anywhere! I preferred the first one, but this was almost equally touching.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This is an amazing book full of wonderful poems.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this one was such a fast read, but had such powerful messages. 10/10 would recomend
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely lovely, just lovely. I never thought i'd enjoy reading poetry! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better I felt like down by Milk and Honey because it was so hyped up. I enjoyed this book a lot more. I wasn't in love with it, but I liked the writing and themes better in this book. If you liked Milk and Honey, I think you would like this, maybe even more so.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I have read both this and Milk and Honey and I personally love this more than Milk and Honey (though Milk and Honey is amazing). I can relate to all of her poems on an extremely personal level and it was consoling to read of someone else who has experienced some of the things I have. This is one of my all time favourite reads, extremely powerful. Thank you to Rupi Kaur for making me feel like I'm not alone and saying all the things I can't.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful A well-written poetic account of struggles, victories and sentiments of generations past. I think I would have preferred the poems randomly placed instead of in sections. Still, very relatable and grasped my attention.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light read I found this book relatable in many of aspects of my life. The poems are simple and touching. Since some of the poems are quite short, I wish there were more poems included!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! A compilation of poems worth reading and reading over again. Easy to read and re-read.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ok Did not feel anything from this book.. wish there was more depth to the poems... felt like i was scrolling through tumblr.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a good read! Personally enjoyed Milk and Honey a bit more, although loving the poetry and emotion that flows in this book.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful and Moving Rupi Kaur has done it again! Her powerful prose conveys such raw emotion...I liked that she incorporated more about her family, ancestry and culture in this book compared to Milk and Honey. Some of my favorite poems branched off of one of the poems from her previous book, where she talks about women supporting one another. The clever use of the sunflower serves as a reminder, a life lesson for all of us: like the flower we must wilt, fall, root, rise and then bloom. The fact that she also takes on the challenge of writing about challenging dark topics and finding beauty in things further contributes to this.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic rupi kaur is great. I love her poetry. very powerful
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Likeable Read Very honest and powerful read like the first book. However, I enjoyed the writing in Milk and Honey more
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautfiul This is more than just a poetry book with a pretty cover. There is something so real and so relatable about the words written in this book. It now has a permanent place on my night stand :)
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empowering Rupi Kaur once again does a phenomenal job of making us feel all of our emotions at once. Her book The Sun And Her Flowers is a beautiful collection of poetry about breaking, healing, and recovering, that will make you feel powerful after reading.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but not great. I read Milk & Honey and it's kind of what got me into this type of poetry in the first place and I was so excited to find out she released another book but it just kind of let me down. I found it really hard to get through and kept putting it down which I normally don't do. Most poetry books have me reading it all in one sitting. This was not the case. Definitely overrated.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very meaningful Rupi did it again, another amazing collection of poems
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Moving I loved this one as much as I loved Milk and Honey. I find Rupi's writing is honest and raw. Her poems are simple, pure and really feel like they are written from the heart. It makes her books very relatable.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Words I love flipping through while sipping tea, beautiful words.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely this book is honestly so good, and powerful and i believe everyone can relate to at least one of the poems. the themes are very relevant and she literally put into words what i've been thinking and feeling.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best read! A raw and honest accumulation of poems that perfectly express feelings of hurt in many forms. I'd say it's better than milk and honey because of themes of feminism and identity. Fantastic.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relatable, Yet Raw Her words were thought-provoking and deep, which highlighted her experience and kept it personal, yet because I've been through something similar, it impacts me more than perhaps others who haven't gone through that type of pain before. However if you haven't been through that type of struggle, she poeticizes it in a way that is visceral, delicate, raw and beautiful all at the same time.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath of fresh air This book is absolutely amazing. Every little words is well though, well written and well chosen. It will make you feel things, I promise you.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Wonderful verses and revelant themes.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Felt freed It was nice to feel like someone put into words what I was feeling. Great book to read snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I love this book so much !
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the last I found it more powerful than Milk and Honey and really liked her poems about her family's journey of immigration. But a few poems I found a bit beneath her, almost too cheesy and predictable.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hits you right in the feels Urgh. Feelings. But loved it.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my Cup of Tea It wasn't exactly my cup of tea. However, there were moments when I was blown away by her words. Really beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes! Rupi Kaur's evolution is incredible. I did not think I would be as amazed as I was after reading Milk and Honey yet i was. Such a powerful and inspiring writer, Rupi Kaur cracks her heart right open on paper.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Follow Up So, I definitely enjoyed this book of poetry by Rupi Kaur, I think it may have even been marginally better than her first book (though I haven't reread that book in awhile). I love her raw writing style and the way her words flow. When it comes to poetry, everyone has their own opinion, and I am no exception. The best thing to do is to read whatever calls to you--whatever peaks your interest, and that is how I've been able to find so many extraordinary new poets. Poetry as a genre seems to have been going through, and is currently going through, a dramatic change. We're pretty lucky we're around for it. Poets of the 21st century are redefining what poetry is. And this one book that reminds me of that fact. This book is beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tale of Growth Rupi Kaur has clearly changed and grown - her new book is a tale of a woman coming into her own. It is a touching story of how she has come to love herself, and an encouragement to others to also love themselves. Beautiful and timely.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from meaningful short, but precise to the meaning. Long read ahead
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good If you liked Milk and Honey, you'll like this one
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, heartfelt I enjoyed Milk and Honey, but it was nothing compared to the Sun and her Flowers. These poems came from deep, deep inside the author. They were heartbreaking at times, very personally emotional, and relatable. She really explored the darkest crners of herself for this and I think this is a perfect example of an author truly putting their all into their work, right on the page. I was moved to tears a number of times by some of the shortest lines. Her language is beautiful, as is her turn of phrase and the imagery she invokes. She knows how to best express her thoughts without rambling and overuse of difficult, or unnecessary language. Anyone who enjoyed Milk and Honey will certainly enjoy this, but to me, it is light years away. Completely breathless about it.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from should be warned got this for a teen for Christmas, beautiful poetry, but the content is a too mature for her age. Should place warning on the book.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Just as good as her first book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written Rupi Kaur is so raw with her writing. She does a great job at making her audience feel something.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving and Beautiful i recieved this book as a gift from one of my close friends and she coudnt hve gotten me anything better. This book is beautiful and has helped me through some difficult times in my life. I truly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Intricate, vulnerable, emotional, wise, caring, loving, there are way more adjectives to describe the Sun and her Flowers
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from waiting! ordered this book and cannot wait to receive it!! already know its going to be amazing!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Such a great book. Personally I liked it more than Milk and Honey. The book flows wonderfully, I really like the cyclical thought behind it
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it it a book that you can go through really fast without really understanding it. the trick is to understand each verse and you will get how beautiful this book is.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Rupi really has a way with words. If you loved Milk and Honey, pick this one up.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved I love anything by Rupi Kaur, although I did find that I like milk and honey slightly more than I liked this one. Nonetheless, this was a wonderful read!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first book After reading milk and honey I had to read the sun and her flowers, its just as good as milk and honey
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly touching This book was very touching and I was very moved by it.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ugh i'm all for self-expression in our favourite forms, but ugh. this stuff is... not good. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I just finished reading this and I have to say it is so well done. It is so beautifully written and there were poems I could really relate with. She is amazing.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I absolutely love Rupi Kaur's Book and enjoyed reading it. However the only thing is that it is not as progressive as the first book. Still a great read though!
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift I received this book as a birthday gift, I was a big fan of milk and honey, I am loving this one so far as well. This book is perfect for someone who is going through a tough time in their life, really helps to deal with resonating issues
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so incredible i loved rupi kaur's first book and preordered the sun and her flowers. i have loved reading it over and over again. i recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from empowering defiantly had a huge impact on me in a good way, know your self worth!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poetry? Talk about a dead medium. These could be the greatest collection of poems ever but it's like saying I make the best horseless carriage in the world...It's 2017 not 1887.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Many more poems in comparison to Milk and Honey, however a large section was devoted to a certain subject that I could not relate to and some poems were somewhat repetitive. Overall, great read!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it I read milk and honey and this second book was really good aswell. Rupi Kaur is a great writer!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath taking! I absolutely loved reading this, it was so touching and heart felt!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful follow up to Milk and Honey Like Milk and Honey before it, this is a book of poetry I like to pick up and let fate decide which pieces to read. They are happy, sad, empowering and thoroughly relevant.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Work I have never been a fan of poetry, but after reading this book (& Milk and Honey) I fell in love! Definitely would recommend! A powerful book that illustrates the power women have, self-love and femininity .
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more I found a couple of the poems to be moving but I expected a lot more. I'm glad I read it so I could assess what the hype was about on my own but I wouldn't buy it.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome this book would be a good Christmas gift to give to someone who is into poetry
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational Every poem can be a source of meditation.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poetry Fan Now This long-awaited second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur made waves; it was a ride brimming with of every kind of emotion imaginable. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Kaur's voice is as audacious and brave as ever. She nails to perfection the specific intimate details that made her writing so achingly real in milk and honey. We have poems exploring self-love, self-hate, body-image, girls supporting girls, motherly love, feminism, insecurity, sexual assault, and so much more. I read through it in a whirlwind. I barely put it down, and it was so short I didn't even have to. The author's smart, poised, and down-to-earth writing oozes inspiration.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS BOOK! Beautiful drawings, beautiful writing. A thought-provoking, emotional read.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected A few of the poems were good but I find it does repeat it self a lot.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost as great as her first book! I bought this book because I loved Milk and Honey. This book was powerful and made me feel so many emotions that I don't get with other poetry. I love her work and hope she continues to create more books.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and so so Some of the poetry is really good and some are just so so. Worth the read though...
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok While I saw parts of the plot coming I was incredibly surprised by the ending.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Over Hyped As a young woman of the same Punjabi and Sikh culture + heritage that Rupi Kaur belongs to, it's hard to reconcile my happiness for a brown woman triumphing but her work being not that great. This is aesthetic poetry which resonates with the reader for maybe the first 5 minutes after it's been read, but doesn't haunt or stay.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful collection Such a great and relatable collection of poetry #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from touches on bold topics but mostly came across as dry Kaur touches on bold topics and difficult experiences in her poetry. I found a few of her pieces interesting, but most of the collection came across as dry and not as interesting as I had heard from reviews.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved everything about this book!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Simple poetry, but very raw and powerful
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For You + A Friend I love buying this for friends. It's a great read. The only thing you notice in her writing is her age. But thats what makes her relatable too.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For You and A Friend I love buying this for friends. It's a great read. The only thing you notice in her writing is her age. But thats what makes her relatable too.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GIFT I bought this for a friend and she LOVES it. Great gift idea.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Rupi Kaur After reading Milk and Honey in the span of a few hours I knew I had to get The Sun and Her Flowers. I was definitely not disappointed, the book brings out some crazy emotions but is an amazing read and is a book that everyone should have on their bookshelf.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing! Expected nothing less from Rupi Kaur, but will admit it was no where near as good as Milk and Honey but still a great read! Would highly recommend reading it as she explores her 'roots' in one chapter and it gives a great insight into a whole different world.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Great read. Not a big poetry reader, but love the books by Rupi Kaur. Tears and laughter, sometimes both.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm really enjoying this I bought this book a month ago, I've never heard of this author and was unaware of any hype as mentioned by other reviewers. Rupi Kaur's writings are sometimes beautiful and sometimes painfully raw and vulnerable.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful design of strength Rupi Kaur is an incredible writer who exemplifies so many qualities women everywhere struggle to recognize about themselves every day. By allowing us an even deeper look into her history and current life situation, we can FEEL how she feels. Every word in the sun and her flowers made me not only see myself in most of the work, but many of my loved ones who went through similar things. I cannot wait to read more of her incredible work, and hopefully the women who haven't yet had a chance, will get to appreciate it as much as I do.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Raw and flowing Her poetry is gut wrenching, overwhelming, tender, and raw.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from such a great poem book i very much really enjoyed reading this, relatable.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book was really good and full of action in the second half
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and Emotional Read I read this shortly after reading Milk and Honey. This book was just as good, though there was a lengthy section more about her culture and her family which was difficult to relate to, but I found it incredibly interesting and eye opening. I saw her perform this book live and it was incredible to hear the passion and emotion behind it.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind! Rupi Kaur has done it yet again with such a powerful and inspiring set of poetry!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Amazing author with great character development.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Amazing author with great character development.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read Give it a read and you won't regret it. Spend a cold afternoon with this book and enjoy!
Date published: 2017-12-10

Editorial Reviews

“Rupi Kaur is a rock star.”