Soul Kiss

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By jo (Miami, FL) · ★★★★★ · September 10, 2014
i love this book so much. thank you thank you thank you.


this may well be the most beautiful coming-of-age novel i've ever read. it's so non-clichéd and, you know, the author, just like the protagonist, is a poet, so basically every page is a poem.

the most astounding feature of this slender b... ...more
By Jocelyn (Decatur, GA) · ★★★★★ · November 16, 2007
One of my favorite books of all time. This is a wonderful coming of age story full of beautiful lyrical prose and charasmatic characters. I've read this book several times and I will definitel read it again. Beautiful! ...more
By Maan · ★★☆☆☆ · December 08, 2011
This is a coming-of-age novel. I think it was written beautifully but I was somewhat disturbed by the family issues, graphic description of the loss of innocence and the like. Maybe that's just me.

Favorite Lines:

I want to make words so delicious that people will want to eat them.

She marks out th... ...more
By Shirma (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · October 06, 2014
This is my second book by Shay Youngblood, the first was Black Girl in Paris and I enjoyed that one much more than Soul Kiss. Not to say that this one was not an enjoyable read. Soul Kiss is the story of a young girl, Mariah, of African/Latino descent who at the age of seven is abandoned by her m... ...more
By Christina (Colton, CA) · October 21, 2011
A first novel can go one of two ways, and I am so glad that Ms. Youngblood sat down and "opened a vein," as Red Smith defined writing. I feel so deeply for this motherless girl searching this confusing world for a meaning behind the actions of those that "love" her. The imagery and poetry of her... ...more
By Jonna · ★★★★★ · March 10, 2013
I loved, loved, loved this book. It tells a wonderful coming-of-age story and shows how the main character struggles with growing up, falling in love, all the while surrounded by other wonderful characters. This is a book that you hate to stop reading because it makes you feel so good. A must rea... ...more