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

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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...

  • Tatiana
    Jun 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

  • Bethany
    Jun 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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 only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark." This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivat...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    The Poet X is a LatinX coming-of-age novel told in verse. It is stunning, often relatable, and beautifully captures the push and pull of being a teenager verging on adulthood with the expectations of a conservative family. Xiomara is a talented writer living in Harlem with a devout...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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
    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...

  • Cyn (semi-hiatus)
    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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 only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark." This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivat...

    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 {semi-hiatus}
    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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 only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark." This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivat...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

  • Katie.dorny
    May 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    May 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

  • Laura
    Jun 28, 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

  • Kristy K
    Jul 02, 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

  • Julia Sapphire
    Jun 19, 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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 only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark." This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivat...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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 only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark." This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivat...

    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...

    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...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

  • Fuzaila
    Jun 12, 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

  • 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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...

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

    As with many other novels-in-verse, I am struggling to call this poetry. To me, this is beautiful, effective prose, cut up and served up in small bits. I am used to traditional poetry (that rhymes at least occasionally) and might need further literary education to get on board with thi...

    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...

    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...

    3.5-3.75 stars TW: Abuse and Sexual Harassment - topics: religion, poetry, masturbation, periods, relationships - read this in one sitting - super quick read - really enjoyed the writing style - main character was badass - the religious aspect gave me Carrie vibes at o...

    I was not expecting any of this and I was not expecting to be on a roll of loving all these books at the moment! This was breathtaking. I literally felt like I had to read quicker to match the pace of the poetry because I was scared it would slip away from me. Xiomara is a 15 year ol...

    When I?m told to have faith in the father, the son, in men - and men are the first ones to make me feel so small. The Poet X is not only a book about a girl discovering her love of poetry. It's about a young dominican girl, Xiomara, living in Harlem. She has a curvy figure that d...

    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...

    Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I wasn?t planning on reviewing The Poet X. I really wasn?t. Because I listened to the audiobook and I made it a rule not to write full reviews of those just because I listen while driving so I never take notes. But t...

    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...

    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 ...

    "I will never write a single poem ever again. I will never let anyone see my full heart and destroy it." Wow. Where was this book when I was in high school? I needed this book back then and I am so glad that it exists today. "I am unhide-able. ... Which is why I learn...

    Make sure you grab this book as soon as possible. ...

    ?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...

    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 only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark." This book. This. Freaking. Beautiful. Empowering. Moving. Motivat...

    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...

    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...

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

  • may ➹ (hiatus)
    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...

    "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." I loved how honest, raw & beautiful this book was. El...

    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?...