I am back with a Goodreads Monday tag! Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
Title: Clap When You Land
Author: 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 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. Papi’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 alive. In 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.
General rating: 4.45/5
WHY I WANT TO READ IT
I’m really trying to step out of my comfort zone this year, and reading books that I normally would not pick up. I’m also trying to read more books written by black women. Also this book has received a lot of praise
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET
I’m not a huge fan of verse in novels. Don’t get me wrong, I love poetry, but that’s because I know what to expect in the classical sense of the genre. I’m just confused when it’s in novels. However, so many people have praised Acevedo’s prose and writing style and I’m really excited to start reading this gem.
Have any of you read it? Is it on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments!