A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mothers 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 has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayersespecially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mamis determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.So when she is invited to join her schools slam poetry club, she doesnt know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she cant stop thinking about perfor...
|Title||:||The Poet X|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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The Poet X Reviews
Well, just finished this book in 2 hours when I should have been doing homework :))))
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 teenage life.
The poems really connected me as a reader to the thought processes of Xio. I felt everything she felt (the good, the bad and the ugly) and really got a sense of her as a person.
A great feminist messa ...more
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 in this world.
My first book written in verse has proven to me that it can compete with wordier or lengthier pieces of prose for emotional impact and how deeply it could resonate with me. I found line after line that I ...more
#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 because the story and the words themselves were so beautiful, but because I knew it was going to make so many teens who felt like no one cares about them or listens to them feel seen.
I also knew that if I had had books like this or Lo ...more
book #5 done for the booktubeathon ✔
this book was really powerful and compelling and dealt with some really interesting and important topics.
my only problem was that the writing format REALLY didnt click with me and i found myself dreading reading rather than wanting to come back and pick up more.
anD CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS COVER ITS SO BEAUTIFUL I LOVE ...more
WARNING: Bad poetry ahead.
I stand here, and I think,
if there is one thing I want to say,
it’s that she is proof effervescent passion and love,
Words have the power,
to open your chest,
and pull your heart out,
and carry it to the sky.
But if those words are not expressed,
if they remain imprisoned,
and you remain restrained,
you will never feel freedom.
I want to let them free,
to let them fly,
to let them breathe,
to let me cry,
my emotions out,
to form a pool,
that becomes a sanct ...more
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 this is the one exception. I read this book three months ago but the words and the feelings are still so vivid in my memory that I decided to let it all out of my system and write a review out of it. It’s safe to say I adored i ...more
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 about this book if I tried - I just adore it to pieces. I'm extremely glad this came in my PageHabit YA box for March, the comments from the author make the experience exponentially better (as if it wasn't fantastic already ...more