Clap When You Land PDF/EPUB ↠ Clap When ePUB Ò

Clap When You Land PDF/EPUB ↠ Clap When ePUB Ò

Clap When You Land [Reading] ➶ Clap When You Land ➽ Elizabeth Acevedo – 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 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 Clap When ePUB Ò 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.

10 thoughts on “Clap When You Land

  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    ✧ find this review others on my blog ✧It is hard to describe the space that yawned open in the life of Camino Rios and Yahaira Rios after their father died in a flight crash It is harder still to describe the truths he left behind cutting swift and deep like a knife Camino and Yahaira are sisters who for sixteen years hadn’t known of each other’s existence Their world too had tipped and fallen and the secrets their father held aloft over their heads are seized by gravity Now it was just the two of them and the slow outgoing tide of aftermathCamino and Yahaira are both desperately pawing for the truth of their father as they might paw at beach sand in hopes of finding a shell hunting in the rubble of his life for answers and trying to find their way to each other across the Rubicon that divided their two worlds On the screen beyond where she can see I trace her chin with my finger for the first time I don’t just feel loss I don’t feel just a big gaping hole at everything my father’s absence has swallowed Look at what it’s spit out offered Look at who it’s given me There’s no doubt that Acevedo is one of the brightest literary talents aroundTender patient and raw as a wound “Clap When You Land” burrows deep under its reader's skin while at the same time nudging them into inhabiting the perspective of its characters The author possesses a uniue musicality for language—her writing buoys and soothes at once and I wanted nothing than to breathe the words in until they ached inside my chest to nestle into the story’s steady warmth like a well worn sweater But for all the novel’s poetry and lyricism Acevedo never forgets to tell a gripping taleThere’s a chafed bruised feeling to this book and something in me splintered while reading it “Clap When You Land” is a novel that explores the wrenching depths of what it feels like to lose something and be unable to move on not only a literal person but also a way of life This is Cami and Yaya’s story of weary grief and visceral longing—the novel alternating between their voices—but you are in there too and that makes their loss your loss the ache your ache the anger you anger and the secrets their father had sealed away inside him like a box with another box inside it and another inside something you too must process and come to terms with yourself All of it burgeoning within you with every turn of the page welling up like tears And that owes in huge part to the author’s deft tender characterizations and the way she artfully infuses her novel with great empathy—offering the reader so many uestions but not giving any direct or easy answersYaya and Cami’s father had been the life of their small universe and without him their world felt huge and empty like a shipwreck hull They loved him and they mourned him but they also wondered if they could ever really forgive him In the fraying cobwebs of their memories the side of their father that they saw was polished to such a high gloss of perfection—the loving attentive father—but it is now vying with this newly revealed side of him—the terrible husband the selfish man—and the two are clashing like swords Does one side cancel out the other? Will Cami and Yaya ever be able to think of him and see only the word “father” and not the things he left behind?This is the “gift and curse” both Yahaira and Camino are wrestling with throughout the story Camino and Yahaira didn’t have to articulate the curious shape of their grief because they could see it mirrored in each other’s eyes Cami on the one hand is grateful but she can’t help but think a little bit secretly—and resentfully—in her heart that life for Yahaira has been as easy as pulling strings Yahaira after all got to live with their father nine months a year in their New York apartment while Cami is the one he left behind fighting off the unwanted advances of an older neighbor who refused to take no for an answer Yahaira on the other hand can see the sadness in Cami’s anger the guardedness of grief and she’s grappling with her own relationship to her mother both of them filled with a sadness that they could not articulate without fracturing their relationshipAs for other thematic notes the novel probes achingly at the uestion of identity what it means to grow up in a world you felt only halfway inside of and to uestion your claim to your parents’ roots when you’ve never set foot in their world The novel cracks open all that wordless agony like an egg and leaks out the words “Can you be from a place you have never been? You can find the island stamped all over me but what would the island find if I was there? Can you claim a home that does not know you much less claim you as its own?” The author also skillfully articulates how different tragedies are portrayed in the media especially the ones that touch a marginalized community and how those stories tend to be uickly robbed of their sharp edges easily dismissed even while those communities are still wrestling with the lossThat said Acevedo tempers the sting of that harsh reality with the beauty of hope in a way that is deeply affecting Yahaira and Camino’s feelings are twins even if they are not and the ravine between them gets smaller enough to close with every page There’s also so much sapphic tenderness nestled into this story Yahaira and Dre's relationship filled me with so much warmth I tell her that when we land some people on the plane might clap She turns to me with an eyebrow raised I imagine it’s kind of giving thanks Of all the ways it could end it ends not with us in the sky or the water but together on solid earth safely grounded So much about this novel tugged at my heartstrings and I highly recommend you pick it up☆ ko fi ★ blog ☆ twitter ★ tumblr ☆

  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    A ueenoffers 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 uestionIn 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 communityClap 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 griefBoth 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 uite 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 afterIt 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 verseFacebook | Instagram

  3. Zoë Zoë says:

    Elizabeth Acevedo books are such a joy to read and this was no exception Though it dealt largely with grief following a tragedy the audiobook felt like such a comfort I loved the two narrators both the characters and the actual audiobook narrators and how their stories were mirror images but also very personal Highly recommend

  4. Cindy Pham Cindy Pham says:

    Acevedo writes poetically and passionately like always and her audiobooks are always great The book explores themes of grief family and cultural differences that would be great for her young adult audience to readPersonally I would have enjoyed a deeper exploration of grief and the way both girls grapple with the complexities of their family stories There’s a lot to tap into there but their voices were uite similar to the point where it became difficult sometimes to remember who was speaking This made sense when Acevedo reveals in her author’s note that she hadn’t made the decision to split into two POVs until later on so the two protagonists didn’t feel distinctive enough The sister relationship also has a lot of potential to be explored deeply but we barely got to see them spend much time interacting with each other and coming to terms with one another I wish time had been devoted to the relationship between the two protagonists rather than spending 23 of the book reading a repetition of their same reactionsStill a very solid YA book and would recommend to teens

  5. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

    Every time I read an Elizabeth Acevedo book I think that it can't possibly top her previous work but every time I am so so wrong This is my favorite of Acevedo's works yet I very rarely cry while listening to audiobooks but this one had me sobbing while washing dishing and I just loved it so fucking much I recommend this book to absolutely EVERYONE TW death of a parent plane crashes stalking sexual assault

  6. Kat Kat says:

    i don't want to say this was a disappointment three stars is GOOD ppl but i will admit clap when you land is my least favorite book of elizabeth acevedo's so farlisten it definitely wasn't unenjoyable by any means pretty words are acevedo's specialty and this book is no different her verse is a delight to experience full stop i also appreciated the basis for this story bringing attention to a little known tragedy that affected so many families however this book never reached the emotional depths that i felt her previous two stories did i think that things were stretched thin over the dual pov as i never was able to differentiate the voices of the two girls despite there being two narrators on the audiobook or fully connect with either of them i also thought that the pacing of the plot was a bit all over the place the slowness of the start wasn't bad on it's own imo but the last 30% was pretty jarring being sped up and crammed with events i also as a lover of any sister focused story wished that we had seen of the two girls actually interactingeven both knowing about the other

  7. Warda Warda says:

    45 🌟 Elizabeth Acevedo and her words are something else Something special that is needed and I’m so grateful that it’s out there In book form no less as well This story was so moving and heartfelt addled with grief loss and having your world altered due to death and family secrets All of this came together in verse I can’t praise Acevedo enough for the way she puts words together I love that there’s something about it that makes you pause and reflect I love the Spanish language that is interwoven giving the story heart lending it authenticity and even though you might not understand it you still understand it And if you don’t then google translate honeyThe Dominican proverb set the tone for this story really nicely; in order to get to the heart of something in order for truth to thrive layers have to be peeled because secrets buried will eventually be uncovered Or in this case the preferred method that life chose was to shock the system and turn your comfort zone on its head by sticking a knife through it Trigger warnings for griefdeath and sexual harassment—————————I don’t need to read the blurb to know that I will be reading this book No diggety no doubt

  8. Whitney Atkinson Whitney Atkinson says:

    i love elizabeth's writing so so much this book knocked it out of the park once again from the format to the characters to the setting this book is lifelike and resounding great exploration of heritage and family and different life experiences and the first book i've read set in the dominican republic if you liked the poet x i highly recommend this

  9. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    This is so poignant lyrical heartfelt well conceived true to life sublime extremely emotional novel about two sisters’ bounding story who never knew each other till an unexpected accident shatters their lives and takes their father away from them Elizabeth Acevedo’s poetry combines with the heartwarming story based on true events on November 2001 American Airlines Flight 587 flight was regularly scheduled to fly from JFK International Airport to Las Americas Airport in Santa Domingo but it crashed into Belle Harboron the Rockaway Peninsula of ueens took 260 people’s lives and nearly %90 was Dominican and of Dominican descent Tragedy might be forgotten but it truly affected the lives and shaken Dominican community of New York to the core According one of the writers of NY Times For Dominicans those journeys to the home were defining their complex push pull relationship with their homeland At the very same accident two girls lost their father Camino lives in Dominican Republic and Yahaira lives in NY Camino goes to the airport to summon her father and after seeing the crying crowds of people she startles in shock in the meantime in New York Yahaira is summoned to the principal’s office to get the tragic news They don’t have enough time to digest the news when they learn double life of their father Now they are dealing with their grief starting to learn about each other trying too hard to adapt in their new lives They also need to accept the fact their father is not the perfect man they adored Only true thing may help them move on their lives he really loved both of them Especially Camino’s new life conditions will be challenging because she lives in a dangerous territory chasing by a man named El Cero who is a local pimp She just wants to lay low and survive studying premed and being a normal teenager This is so intense story consisting sensitive elements like sexual assault grief plane crush betrayal dysfunctional family dynamics Sometimes you feel the burning sensation coming from your heart during your read and you want to stop for taking few breaths because the characters already conuered your soul and it’s so natural to ache and deeply care for them But at the end all those suffering and emotional stress you endured are truly worth it because this is uniue and beautiful sisterhood story brighten your mood and it is one of the best young adult fiction novels of the year Overall I enjoyed it and I highly recommend itbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  10. myo & myo & says:

    Elizabeth Acevedo has done it again I actually do think that she is one of my favorite authors because when she writes in verse her work just touches me differently The way she writes is just so beautiful and she has these one liners that just leave you thinking This story of two sisters was absolutely amazing and i already want to reread so that i can annotate it

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