- File Size: 1770 KB
- Print Length: 432 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1471409120
- Publisher: Quill Tree Books (May 5, 2020)
- Publication Date: May 5, 2020
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07W677X1Z
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Lush imagery and masterful characterization...A lyrical achievement in storytelling that is highly recommended."-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"
"Raw and emotional, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"Tackles family secrets, toxic masculinity, and socio-economic differences with incisive clarity and candor."-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Elizabeth Acevedo is the author of The Poet X--which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award--as well as With the Fire on High and Clap When You Land. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC. You can find out more about her at www.acevedowrites.com.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
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We have Camino and Yahaira who are sisters and only find out about each other after the passing of their father. These two girls couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. I loved reading about them separately and when they finally came together.
When I start reading this story I felt like I was being transported into the Dominican Republic. I saw everything unfold as I read and I loved Acevedo’s vivid detail to description and the way she showcased the culture.
I started reading Elizabeth Acevedo last year and she has quickly become one of my favorite/auto buy authors. Acevedo’s words are magnetic, so full of passion and they always stay with me for a long time after I read.
This book is written in verse which I normally not a fan of but Acevedo as usual had me hanging on each and every word. I highly recommend you read this book, The Poet X, and With The Fire On High which are written by this author as well.
“Clap When You Land” was my most anticipated book of 2020. Elizabeth Acevedo is one of my favorite authors so I could not add this book to my TBR list fast enough. This review will not give the book justice. I have no words. It was a beautiful story, with beautiful characters all told in Acevedo’s amazing prose. The subject matter is one that often goes untold, especially in YA books. Family secrets, grief, resentment. There were just so many elements that made this story whole; poverty, class, and colorism being among them. I enjoyed the alternating point of views as well as the secondary characters. This book touched my heart in ways that were both heartbreaking and uplifting, devastating but also hopeful.
I love the fact that in each book I have read by Elizabeth Acevedo I close the book and know that I have taken something away from its pages. This time was no different. In addition to this, I was not at all familiar with Flight AA587 ( the second deadliest plane crash in American history) prior to reading. Absolutely heartbreaking.
This book is told entirely in verse from two different perspectives. Camino, who lives in the Dominican Republic and Yahaira, who lives in New York. They know notthing of one another until tradgety takes their father away. They are half sisters with the same father.
This book tells of the hardships that girls in the Dominican Republic face and Camino is one of the lucky ones because her father works in the states and can provide for her. Several years earlier her mother died and now she is being raised by Tia. Camino dreams of going to the states and going to college to become a Doctor.
Yahaira is native to New York and lives with her mother. She receives support from her long time girlfriend and lives in a good neighborhood.
This book was really intense in its poetic poise and insightful into the minds and lives of our main characters. It was hard hitting and truly wonderful.
My only complaint is the voices of the two girls were not distinct. While I appreciated the perspective of both Camino and Yahaira, it was often hard to tell them apart in this alternating narrative.
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My first time reading this authors book but it most definitely won't be the last.
Well done Elizabeth