[Reading] ➶ Clap When You Land ➽ Elizabeth Acevedo – Web-info-12.info
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 PeopleIn 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 CrashSeparated 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 OtherPapi S Death Uncovers All The Painful Truths He Kept Hidden, And The Love He Divided Across An Ocean And Now, Camino And Yahaira Are Both Left To Grapple With What This New Sister Means To Them, And What It Will Now Take To Keep Their Dreams AliveIn A Dual Narrative Novel In Verse That Brims With Both Grief And Love, Award Winning And Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo Writes About The Devastation Of Loss, The Difficulty Of Forgiveness, And The Bittersweet Bonds That Shape Our Lives A plan crash kills hundreds and affects even Two of them are teen girls with an ocean that separates them but a newly discovered blood link that now bonds them.The POWER and BEAUTY of this cover is just something else and the story delivered much of the same vibe I read this on the back of two emotionally traumatic reads and fully feel like I ve shut down a little, following them If this had not been so I m sure the harrowing events depicted here and the focus on loss, grief, and assault would have impacted me all the I adored the feminist vibes, the strong female cast, and Acevedo s writing and know this is a story I will return to, in the future.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author, Elizabeth Acevedo, and the publisher, Hot Key Books, of this opportunity. day whatever of social distancing I read an Acevedo book and restored a semblance of purpose and joy to my lifefull review to come. A queenoffers her hand to be kissed, can form it into a fistwhile smiling the whole damn time. Perhaps what I love most about Clap When You Land, besides the author s obvious talent for writing moving free verse, is that it brings attention to something that so many of us forgot about or never heard about Tragedies happen all the time Some are noticed, when they are newsworthy and drenched in politics terrorism, school shootings, for example but some are left to be grieved only by those directly affected The rest of the world goes on as normal, not seeing the pain inflicted on the community in question.In November 2001, flight AA587 crashed to the ground on its way to Santo Domingo, killing 265 people on a flight where 90% of the passengers were Dominican or of Dominican descent Noting that it was not another terrorist attack, the media largely ignored it, but it was a terrible blow to the New York Dominican community.Clap When You Land is the story of two girls Camino and Yahaira one in the Dominican Republic and one in New York City They have never met, never spoken, never known about each other s existence, but when their father is killed in a plane crash on his way to visit Camino, they find each other in the midst of their grief.Both girls have their own struggles, but Camino is especially threatened without her father to protect her Now the local pimp, a man called El Cero, is hanging around, following her All she wants is to escape, study premed, have a chance at something better Then along comes Yahaira and turns her life upside down, changes everything she thought she knew about her father So he created a theater of his life got lost in all the different roles he had to play. This is another part of the book and I thought it was done really well Part of the girls discovery of each other is also the discovery that maybe their father wasn t quite the man they thought he was That he was complex, had many flaws That even though he was a good father, he might not have been a good husband In this, the book is something of a bildungsroman Both girls are matured by the intensity of the loss and the discoveries made after.It is a beautiful story that finds a lot of warmth and hope in the darkness of loss My only complaint is that Camino and Yahaira s voices were a little too similar I found it especially hard to distinguish the two in the beginning and had to look for other markers to remember whose chapters we were on But it s a small complaint Highly recommended for those who enjoyed The Poet X and other novels in verse.Facebook Instagram I don t need to read the blurb to know that I will be reading this book No diggety, no doubt.