Reviews by Tag: poetry

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Poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Poems

By Elizabeth Bishop
4
Rated by
Kayla F.
Nov 8, 2022

Poems by Elizabeth Bishop is a culmination of some of her greatest works. The poems in this
book begin as an outward analysis of the world and move more internally, into the self, as the
book continues. Bishop is a poet who can display her meaning directly while also having a
deeper meaning that requires searching. She explores humanity and all of the effects that come
with it. With the themes, she talks about and her vivid descriptions her poems are an experience
that's worth having.

Teen Review
For Everyone by Jason Reynolds

For Everyone

By Jason Reynolds
5
Rated by
Varun R.
Aug 19, 2022

Jason Reynolds has something to say to all of the dreamers out there. Something that’s
been at the back of his head, holding him back for as long as he can remember. He’s finally ready
to let it go for the world to see. But first, he needs you to know something. He doesn’t know
anything about making dreams come true. He’s been dreaming all his life, and he has yet to see
everything come together. That’s something that all dreamers know about. The feeling of
dreaming, of everything you want to be and everything you can be. The feeling of being a

Teen Review
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X

By Elizabeth Acevedo
5
Rated by
Grace Textor
Mar 8, 2022

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Fiction) is a novel that describes the life of a teenage girl, Xiomara Batista. Xiomara lives in Harlem and can’t seem to be enough for her mother. Her mother is a devout Catholic who wants her children to be as well, which isn’t a problem for her brother Xavier, better known as Twin, or so Xiomara thinks. Twin has always been the better of the two, being confirmed first, and being ridiculously smart. Whereas, Xiomara doesn’t even know if the Catholic faith is right for her.

Teen Review
Undercover by Beth Kephart

Undercover

By Beth Kephart
5
Rated by
Marium K.
Nov 23, 2021

Eliza is a pro at writing poetry. She is so good, that boys in her school ask her to ghostwrite love notes for their significant others. At first, she doesn’t mind using her talents for others, but when Theo Moses, a guy she likes, asks her to write a love letter for his girlfriend Lila, she contemplates what is good for her and what isn’t. What happens next? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X

By Elizabeth Acevedo
4
Rated by
Hannah K.
Sep 10, 2021

15-year-old Xiomara Batista never felt heard from the people around her. Although she hated it, her body did all the talking. With an overly religious mother and the judging stares of other people, Xiomara felt trapped, unable to break free from her problems. Due to her overwhelming emotions, she turned to writing poetry to manage her feelings.

Teen Review

The Rose That Grew From Concrete

By Tupac Shakur
3
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Jul 25, 2016

This is a collection of over 100 poems written by Tupac Shakur when he was 19. They confront topics from poverty to motherhood. They are presented in his own handwriting on one page and a typed version on the other.

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