book reviews

Book Review: Clap When You Land

Published Date: May 5, 2020

Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Fiction

Format: Kindle/Audiobook (Whispersync)

Pages/Length: 432 pages/5 hrs 32 mins

Narrator(s): Elizabeth Acevedo, Melania-Luisa Marte

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. 

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Imagine learning that your father had another life miles away from where you grew up and he told you nothing about it. Finding out you have a sister in another country that he stays with for 75% of the year and he only spends the summers with you.

This was a really great read and I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It was a different style of writing, since it was written in poetry form, but the words and the expression was amazing. I started off reading and once I started listening to the audio, I couldn’t NOT listen to it lol.

The story is fiction, however it so realistic in many children’s lives and such a relatable story. The story had so much passion and it was heartfelt, that you can’t help but to keep reading.

This is my first Elizabeth Acevedo book, but I plan on reading more of her books because I absolutely loved this one!

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Have you read Clap When You Land? What were your thoughts?


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