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  • Aside from the F-word being used (p.188 & p.220), a masturbation scene (p.130-131), borderline pornographic “almost” sex scene (p.321-322), and general theme of “coming of age sexualization,” I think the most insidious part for me, was the underlying unspoken theme against the family unit. While it’s true that many families can be dysfunctional, I never love it when the “teachers-will-save-you-from-your-horrible-parents” message is presented for kids.


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • A fifteen-year-old girl questions her catholic faith and begins to discover romantic feelings for a young man while rebelling against her mother.

  • This book contains sexual activities; sexual nudity; profanity; references to alcohol use; references to drug use; controversial religious commentary; violence; and alternate sexualities.

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