I have been wanting to read this book since the summer of 2018. So when I didn’t unwrap this book from under my Christmas tree, I walked into my nearest Barnes & Nobel, grabbed the limited edition hard-cover copy, and marched over to the counter to purchase it myself. The second I got home I opened this little book of sunshine and was immediately hooked.
This book was read in three days. It was that captivating.
I’m not going to lie, I thought it was going to be about relationships and heartbreak. But to my surprise, it was so much more than that.
Covering chapters Wilting, Falling, Rooting, Rising, and Blooming, this book touched on topics such as immigration, racism, feminism, sexual assault, and her relationship with her mother. I was blown away.
Rupi Kaur is only a year older than me, something that was both shocking and encouraging when I found out. This woman is already a New York Time’s best selling author and someone who millions of people look up to, myself included.
This book has impacted me in a way that I wasn’t expecting. I feel a deep and personal connection to the author, almost like a best friend or close confidant, in how she bravely writes about her life in such a poetic way. Being so close in age made it even more relatable for me as a reader.
Kaur has given me the courage to stop self-doubting myself and pursue my passions and I will be passing this book along to my own best friend who will benefit greatly from her teachings.
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