girasol | Review

Title: girasol
Author: Gretchen Gomez
Author: Tori Fox
Pages: 58 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 20 September 2022
Rating: ★★★★


and the sunflower girl bloomed in darkness and became a glowing girasol for herself to see.

girasol is the last poetry collection in continuation with the 25th ghost, the sunflower that bloomed in darkness, from gretchen gomez’ second poetry collection, welcome to ghost town. girasol explores themes of loss, womanhood, being latina, miscarriage, mental illness, depression, and other related themes.

content warnings: rape, suicide, miscarriage, violence, bodily harm, blood, abuse, religion.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Gretchen Gomez!
girasol is Gretchen Gomez’ third poetry collection and it talks about mental illness, womanhood, being Latina, miscarriage, and other themes.
I’ve read and enjoyed Gretchen Gomez’ love, and you, so I was really looking forward to reading girasol. I’ve been following Gretchen Gomez’ Instagram for a long time, and every time she shared something about this collection, I knew that I was going to love it. girasol is filled with different poetry styles and interesting topics. While reading girasol, it felt like you get to know more of Gretchen Gomez. 

girasol is about interesting yet difficult topics. Gretchen Gomez talks about her miscarriage, about her struggles with her mental health, about being a Latina, … Although some topics weren’t relatable to me, such as being Latina or having a miscarriage, I still enjoyed reading about them. Gretchen Gomez has this beautiful way of expressing her emotions, thoughts and feelings into words, which made girasol such a good poetry collection.

I’m kinda sad that girasol is going to be Gretchen Gomez’ last poetry collection but I’m really excited for her fiction books. Luckily for me, I can still read another poetry collection by her, I haven’t read welcome to ghost town yet. If you’re looking for a beautiful poetry collection that you can read in one sitting, then I highly recommend girasol!