The Poet X

The Poet X

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother?s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother?s religion and her own relation...

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Title:The Poet X
Author:Elizabeth Acevedo
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:B0727TNBDH
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Poet X Reviews

  • Kelly
    Feb 16, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

  • Laurie Anderson
    Mar 14, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Apr 29, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

  • Emer
    Apr 14, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

  • K.
    Apr 14, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

    THE POET X is a tour de force of a novel, utilizing Acevedo's signature slam poetry to craft a story of adolescence, family, and faith. Xiomara Batista, the cloistered daughter of a protective mother and "not there even though he is" father, yearns to express her voice and her truth. B...

    3.5 stars! I don?t have all that much to say, as I read this book in one day. It?s quite short because it?s written in verse, and I overall enjoyed it, but I don?t think it will be something I ever think about again. I really wish the author included the slam poetry in the book...

    Trigger warnings: racism, misogyny, parental abuse, forced involvement in religion?? This is a beautiful novel written in verse. Xiomara's voice is so powerful, and I loved the way the story unfolded. I loved her relationship with her twin brother, and how well her family and commun...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Feb 24, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 14, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Feb 04, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

  • Janani
    Mar 17, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

  • Cyn (chinchilla hunter, shameless reader of trash, proud member of Not Reading Your TBR Club)
    Mar 28, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    Feb 14, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

  • Tomi Adeyemi
    Jan 25, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

  • Jasmine
    Feb 09, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

  • Cassandra
    Apr 15, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Nov 27, 2017

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Apr 28, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Feb 18, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

  • Dylan
    Mar 11, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

    THE POET X is a tour de force of a novel, utilizing Acevedo's signature slam poetry to craft a story of adolescence, family, and faith. Xiomara Batista, the cloistered daughter of a protective mother and "not there even though he is" father, yearns to express her voice and her truth. B...

    3.5 stars! I don?t have all that much to say, as I read this book in one day. It?s quite short because it?s written in verse, and I overall enjoyed it, but I don?t think it will be something I ever think about again. I really wish the author included the slam poetry in the book...

    Trigger warnings: racism, misogyny, parental abuse, forced involvement in religion?? This is a beautiful novel written in verse. Xiomara's voice is so powerful, and I loved the way the story unfolded. I loved her relationship with her twin brother, and how well her family and commun...

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as other did but it was still a really cool novel. ...

    First off, I want to say that I am a Christian. My faith in Christ means everything to me. That being said, The Poet X opened a window and allowed me to see into the life of a young girl who is raised by a devout tyrannical Catholic mother who shoved her beliefs down her daughter?s t...

    4 stars. I didn't really know anything about this besides a few whispers I heard once it recently came out, but I decided to pick the audio up because it's a mere 3.5 hours long. I REALLY enjoyed Acevedo's writing, so I'm hoping she writes more novels, loved the diversity, and t...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Mar 27, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

  • Dannii Elle
    Feb 22, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

  • Tanya
    Mar 03, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

  • Acqua
    Mar 16, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

  • ellie
    Apr 16, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

  • Emily
    Apr 20, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

    THE POET X is a tour de force of a novel, utilizing Acevedo's signature slam poetry to craft a story of adolescence, family, and faith. Xiomara Batista, the cloistered daughter of a protective mother and "not there even though he is" father, yearns to express her voice and her truth. B...

    3.5 stars! I don?t have all that much to say, as I read this book in one day. It?s quite short because it?s written in verse, and I overall enjoyed it, but I don?t think it will be something I ever think about again. I really wish the author included the slam poetry in the book...

  • Scarlett
    Mar 30, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

  • Sierra
    May 10, 2017

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

    THE POET X is a tour de force of a novel, utilizing Acevedo's signature slam poetry to craft a story of adolescence, family, and faith. Xiomara Batista, the cloistered daughter of a protective mother and "not there even though he is" father, yearns to express her voice and her truth. B...

  • Amelia's Fantastical Bookends
    Mar 22, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

  • may ➹
    Apr 24, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

  • Kayla
    Mar 25, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

    THE POET X is a tour de force of a novel, utilizing Acevedo's signature slam poetry to craft a story of adolescence, family, and faith. Xiomara Batista, the cloistered daughter of a protective mother and "not there even though he is" father, yearns to express her voice and her truth. B...

    3.5 stars! I don?t have all that much to say, as I read this book in one day. It?s quite short because it?s written in verse, and I overall enjoyed it, but I don?t think it will be something I ever think about again. I really wish the author included the slam poetry in the book...

    Trigger warnings: racism, misogyny, parental abuse, forced involvement in religion?? This is a beautiful novel written in verse. Xiomara's voice is so powerful, and I loved the way the story unfolded. I loved her relationship with her twin brother, and how well her family and commun...

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as other did but it was still a really cool novel. ...

  • Brown Girl Reading
    Mar 09, 2018

    WARNING: Bad poetry ahead. I stand here, and I think, if there is one thing I want to say, to Xiomara, it?s that she is proof effervescent passion and love, transcend hate. Words have the power, to open your chest, and pull your heart out, and carry it to the sky. ...

    ?Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,? I say, thumping a fist against my chest. ?Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?? I?ve always been fond of stories told through verse, and I love Elizabeth?s poetry, so when I learned that she was writing her first YA no...

    #ThePoetX was so beautiful that I didn?t want to highlight it or dog ear pages, so I just took pictures basically every page This was the type of book where ?I?ll just do 50 pages? turned into finishing it in 2 reads I felt very emotional reading this book, not just becau...

    wow this book COMPLETELY blew me away I?m a huge fan of poetry (whether it be slam or otherwise), and I had a feeling this would be a great book. I wasn?t expecting an emotion-packed, gut-wrenching, hard-hitting story like this. I think this is such an IMPORTANT book today; it?...

    This was absolutely stunning. I absolutely adored the way Elizabeth Acevedo writes. It was incredibly powerful and honest and the characters she created were so personable, especially Xiomara. I found myself rooting for her from the first page onwards and essentially finished this book...

    A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart!! Highly recommended! ...

    I'm still not over this. I keep re-reading some passages. Slam poetry means a lot to me! *cries for 5 more years* A touching story about a young Hispanic woman growing up in Harlem with a very devout mother. But there is so much more to it than that <3 I couldn't say enough ab...

    "A lantern glowing in the dark." A caged bird discovers her wings. 5/5 There are no cons to this story, and even if I searched and came up with one, it would be out of pettiness. However, There are many pros to reading this story, which follow. *We see the voice of a yo...

    buddy read with Lola Mostly a review of random thoughts and feels This is a novel in poetry format. Xio, the main character, writes her thoughts in the form of poems that she writes into her journal every day and through these poems we experience some important moments in her tee...

    4.5 Poetic stars! Absolutely adore this! Poet X stands for Xiomoara?s name. And she is amazing! In an autobiographical way, she tells her coming of age story in poetic verse. Her family emigrated from the Dominican Republic and they live in Harlem, NY. X?s mother is a very...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. The Poet X follows teen, Xiomara Batista, as she uses her own poetry, and enters into the world of slam poetry, in an attempt to understand her divorced feelings from her religion, her tumultuous relationship with her family, and her own identity and place...

    Before the review, I just want to let you know that there's an international giveaway for a copy of this book on the Blog Tour if anyone's interested! :) ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 ?En voz alta, Xiomara? Stars*** The Poet X is a book you?ll easily fall in love with from the ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I absolutely loved this book. Xiomara (See-O- Mara) describes growing up in a body that has developed without her permission, in a strict religious household. Like many young girls Xiomara is given unwanted attention by leering men wherever...

    ?Xiomara may be remembered as a lot of things: a student, a miracle, a protective sister, a misunderstood daughter, but most importantly, she should be remembered as always working to become the warrior she wanted to be.? Tell me you did not get chills! I feel like it?s rea...

    4.75 stars. The Poet X was a surprise. I'm not usually a poetry reader, and I wasn't sure a story told entirely through poems could work, but here it did. Not every poem was memorable in its own right, but as a whole, this book certainly was. This book follows Xiomara Batista, a...

    This book. THIS BOOK. It was an experience. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author and I think the fact that she did it herself added so much. It was personal. It was raw. It was poignant. One of the best debuts I've ever read. It tackles so many issues and topics, l...

    You can have a father who, if people asked, you had to say lived with you. You have to say is around. But even as he brushes by you on the way to the bathroom, he could be as gone as anybody. I really liked The Poet X, a portrait of the artist as a first-generation Dominican Am...

    i don?t know how to write good poetry but i suddenly want to try bc of this book. so here, have a haiku: incredible, is how i would describe this book but it is miles beyond okay, so it?s been a week and I?m finally ready to talk about this book. first of all: XIOMARA. ev...

    I want to thank HarperCollins International for sending me this copy of The Poet X and Karina @Afire Pages for including me in this amazing blog tour! You can find my review on my blog as well + a moodboard for this beautiful book, here. The Poet X left me in a miserable book-slu...

    Happy Book Birthday this wonderful book!! Review You can also read it on my blog! Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review. 5 Stars! My first official review/ book of 2018 and doesn't disappoint at all! The Poet X is about a 15 year girl...

    Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :)))) RTC! ...

    2018 is the year of brilliant debut novels. Xiomara's voice is compelling and fierce, with an undercurrent of vulnerability. Her relationship with her mother particularly resonated with me. ...

    This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivating. Mesmerizing. Book. Folks, I can?t even tell you how highly I recommend this. It was just so good. Full review to come. ...

    A really moving, powerful verse novel about growing up as a Dominican American girl in Harlem and the pressures to follow and behave according to a strictly-religious mother and the desire to indulge in one's own passions and interests. Xiomara is a fabulous poet, and the verse format ...

    THE POET X is a tour de force of a novel, utilizing Acevedo's signature slam poetry to craft a story of adolescence, family, and faith. Xiomara Batista, the cloistered daughter of a protective mother and "not there even though he is" father, yearns to express her voice and her truth. B...

    3.5 stars! I don?t have all that much to say, as I read this book in one day. It?s quite short because it?s written in verse, and I overall enjoyed it, but I don?t think it will be something I ever think about again. I really wish the author included the slam poetry in the book...

    Trigger warnings: racism, misogyny, parental abuse, forced involvement in religion?? This is a beautiful novel written in verse. Xiomara's voice is so powerful, and I loved the way the story unfolded. I loved her relationship with her twin brother, and how well her family and commun...

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as other did but it was still a really cool novel. ...

    First off, I want to say that I am a Christian. My faith in Christ means everything to me. That being said, The Poet X opened a window and allowed me to see into the life of a young girl who is raised by a devout tyrannical Catholic mother who shoved her beliefs down her daughter?s t...