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Kya, St Helen and St Katharine

The Poet X

For starters this book was very well written and the characters do come to life and grow throughout the book, though the style did not particularly appeal to me. The elaboration of the characters using the Spanish language was very effective and how you read the Spanish first and the author gives you a few line to think what the translation means and your opinion on it and then she will show you the actual translation.

What I liked about the book was the main character Xiomara and how at first she had everything decided for her at home and did not have a person that would listen to her and at school would have to use her fists as a shield, she only had one sanctuary her notebook, where she wrote all her poems. I really enjoyed reading the ending it was very clear and described what happened to all the characters well I especially liked that Mami finally found her vocation.
“And she’s absolutely right,
there will be no backward steps.
And so I smile at them both
and step forward.”

What I didn’t like about this book, I thought that it took a long time for me to really get into this book due to the religious aspect of it which I did not understand or like sometimes. In conclusion I give this book a 6/10 primarily for its really strong and detailed ending but I give it a lower rating because of its religious theme.

Posted on: 7th May 2019 at 08:41 am

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