A review by ageekgirlsguide
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Oh my god, this was such a beautiful read. I was honestly moved and felt so much empathy with X, despite not having a similar upbringing at all. I was moved both by beautiful writing and great story. Even if you don't like YA, please read this book.

Also, the matches... Never has my jaw dropped liked that.