Reviews for The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

elliew's review
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dark emotional inspiring relaxing medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

4.0

Rasiel's review
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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

5.0

EmilyH's review
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challenging emotional inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

5.0

zilo lemonboi's review
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emotional hopeful inspiring tense
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.75

shelby.henson's review
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emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

4.5

elaphaia's review
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emotional funny hopeful inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

5.0

linesiunderline's review
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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

4.75

poursandpages's review
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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

5.0

What the ever loving fuck took me so long?!

I read Clap When You Land earlier this year & it was beautiful, so it is no surprise that this coming-of-age poetic masterpiece was the same!

There was some “controversy” with a charter school in my area having this book be part of the HS curriculum, but in my opinion, the concerns were completely unfounded. Any quote they had issue with was taken completely out of context, & I think this book is a beautiful story that many high schoolers can relate to in some way. It’s also won a lot of awards (unsurprisingly).

Read this one, & let your teenager read it too.


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Graphic: Emotional abuse

Moderate: Homophobia, Panic attacks/disorders, and Sexual assault

Mariana14's review
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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? It's complicated

5.0

spuriousdiphthongs's review
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4.0

Great on audio. Wonderful writing. Only complaint is that it felt like it was trying to end three times over and the ending was a little rushed.

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