CLAP WHEN YOU LAND BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO
Genre: YA, Novel-In-Verse
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Rating: 4.35 stars
Summary: In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…
In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.
Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.
And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.
When a plaine crashes two girls lost their father without knowing they are losing the same man. One lives in Republica Dominicana, the other in the states and for the first time they’ll hear of each other and learn the truth about their dad, sorrow, loss and family.
Words cannot describe how much i loved this book. I just LOVED it from begining to end.
There’s something about the author, she knows how life works perfectly.
She just shows how life really is in different places, hard places and she does it without fear, she just says things as they are. Both sides of the story are told perfectly. The pain and hurt from both girls is shown in such a wonderful way. I adored both characters. Camino and Yahaira feel so real, you can really feel their emotions through the story.
I love the way Elizabeth writes. She doesn’t need to express everything with a ton of words, she just uses the necessary ones, and she makes the best of them. She tells amazing stories that way. I love that she uses spanish in a way, some times you understand what it means and some times you’ll have to look it up.
The writing is fluid, the story feels real, raw, emotional. After reading it, and crying for a while, i think it deserved the goodreads choice award it got.
I don’t wanna talk about it much mostly because it don’t want to spoil the book for any one, but i think everyone should at least give it a try!
I gave it 5 stars and totally recommend it to everyone.
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