Teen Book Review- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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This book is special and unlike any other novel I’ve read. #Acevedo’s protagonist Xiamora, a young teen living in #Harlem. She talks about her growing sexuality and how her family’s strict religious views of the world effect how she feels about her place in the world. She feels of being an outcast in her world but one day she meets a new teacher who introduces her to writing.

I love this book. I have to own it! There are a million ways that it’s perfect. I have to admit that I don’t read too much poetry but the way Acevedo tells the story of Xiamora through her poetry is beautiful and lyrical.

 

#The Poet X

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