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Clap When You Land
Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My February favorite #12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 This sounds a good read. 1mo
cwarnier Amazing read. I really enjoyed this one 1mo
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Book: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Author: Billy Collins
Movie/TV: Casablanca
Singer/Band: Elvis Costello
Song: Can‘t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli

#ManicMonday #LetterC

CBee Casablanca was my choice too 😊 5mo
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vlwelser I love this genre. Especially in audiobook format. 7mo
Suet624 I preferred the paper version of poet X. 7mo
Eggs Some are my favorites 😻 7mo
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(2020) It's a novel in verse, written from two perspectives: one a New York girl, and a Dominican girl, who learn they have the same father when he dies in a plane crash. I listened to this on audiobook with Mrs swynn on a long drive, and it was a pretty good choice: I liked it a lot, and she did too on balance, though she found Acevedo's use of poetic repetitions artificial and excessive. Still, it's a win when we agree on a book even that much.

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Was surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel in verse. About 2 sisters - one in New York and the other in the #dominicanrepublic ,who find out about each other when their father dies in a plane crash.
Emotional and impactful in audio as well as on paper.

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“I know too much of mud.”
#firstlinefridays

A novel in verse actually feels quite good right now. I would have preferred the audio but the waiting was too long.

📸Picture taken last August 🌻🇺🇦

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌻 9mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As usual with Acevedo‘s work, this was great! The audio version is fantastic with the dual narrators

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4.5⭐️I listened to this as an audiobook and am glad I did. The voices of the sisters came across so well with the dual narrators ( one of which is the author). Beautiful story about the aftermath of a plane crash on a family. Next time I fly I think I will clap when I land.

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Just finished the audio and holy cow. The narration is done by the author and another reader, and the voices are just perfect. This story, told on verse, tells what happens when a plane crashes and a father is killed. In the aftermath, it is discovered that he had a family in NYC, and a family in the DR. One daughter in each land gives their pov. #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 11mo
Suet624 Have you read her debut novel? Sooo good. 9mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Suet624 oh yes! I think I‘ve all of her stuff (so far). She‘s brilliant. 9mo
Suet624 👍 💕 9mo
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CaitZ
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This is hard to describe without spoilers. It was extremely powerful and emotional. The audio version lets the rhythm of the verse flow flawlessly. Another great read. #Booked2022 #AboutSisters @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Allylu Loved this one, too! 12mo
Cinfhen Oh, great choice!!!!! 12mo
marleed I loved everything about this book! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fantastic! 12mo
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TheSpineView Short but powerful! ❤ 12mo
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This is a great read about half sisters from different worlds, one in the US and one in the Dominican Republic, who discover each other after their father dies in a plane crash.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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I know too much of mud.
I know that when a street doesn‘t have sidewalks
& water rises to flood the tile floors of your home,
learning mud is learning the language of survival.
I know too much of mud.
How Tía will snap at you with a dishrag if you track it inside.
How you need to raise the bed during hurricane season.
How mud will dry & cling stubbornly to a shoe.
Or a wall…

#poetrymatters #mud
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DebbieGrillo Mud that suctions & slurps at the high heels
of the working girls I once went to school with.
Mud that softens, unravels into a road leading nowhere.
& mud got a mind of its own. Wants to enwrap
your penny loafers, hug up on your uniform skirt.
Press kisses to your knees & make you slip down to meet it.
“Don‘t let it stain you,” Tía‘s always said.
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TheSpineView Perfect! 12mo
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Clwojick Such a good book! 12mo
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IndoorDame
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As usual Elizabeth Acevedo has written something that matters. This novel in verse is inspired by the AA587 plant crash on Nov. 12 2001 which was the second deadliest plant crash in US history, but since it wasn‘t caused by terrorism and almost exclusively affected the NY Dominican community, was all too easily forgotten. It explores the idea of relative privilege when everyone around you is suffering to some significant degree.

alisiakae Excellent review! 12mo
Cinfhen This was a powerful story💜great review 12mo
marleed I love this book! 12mo
Kenyazero Another excellent pick! I've had this on my TBR for a while. 12mo
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I started this one yesterday, and just could not put it down. I loved these girls so much. A beautiful story of grief, family, lies, and healing.

@monalyisha #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22

monalyisha I can‘t decide if I love this one more, or The Poet X more. It‘s impossible to decide. She‘s so, so good! 12mo
monalyisha P.S. You‘re kicking #NYWD22 butt! 🍑 I‘m still hoping to get at least one more of yours in & start an audiobook, as well…but the Will Smith memoir, while super interesting & entertaining, is looooooong af 😅— & I have to finish my book club book in print before I do anything else. 🙈 12mo
Magpiegem I loved this book, I listened to it and the narrators were fantastic xx 12mo
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha I was pleasantly surprised by how I was immediately engaged. Usually novels-in-verse take a bit for me to engage with the story. And yes, I've had a big reading month. Insomnia is good for something! I've now read all of your top ten (I had read three of them before) It was such a good list! 12mo
thewallflower0707 This book is amazing. Elizabeth Avecedo is one of the few YA authors I still read. 12mo
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SassyPants617 Loved this! Enjoy! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Eggs @SassyPants617 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes I loved it❣️Love Acevedo❣️ 13mo
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This was my favorite book from #May. I just think Acevedo is a gifted writer!

#12Booksof2021

Andrew65 Looks good. 13mo
megnews I loved this too. I saw you have Poet X on your Book Spin list. Also excellent. Have you read this yet? 13mo
OriginalCyn620 @megnews I have not, but I will get stung to it eventually! I‘m officially an Acevedo fan! 13mo
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mariaku21
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I'm a fan of Acevedo's work, listening to her narrate her work along with Melania Luisa Marte, this was taken to another level.⁠

Each one brought out the emotion in each chapter, and with each character owning a chapter at a time, even overlapping. And I do mean literally overlapping as Acevedo and Marte had stanzas in which they matched breathe and tone. ⁠

#popsugardreadingchallenge #readingwomenchallenge

GondorGirl I agree! She's an amazing writer, and her audiobooks are absolute perfection. 1y
mariaku21 @GondorGirl I've only ever heard the audiobooks so I have no idea how it reads but she's one of those authors that I will always listen to 😍 1y
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Acevedo is a must read author of mine. She has a way of reminding you very poignantly of life as a teenager. The narration was lovely but I‘m bummed to find out the book is written in verse. I would have much preferred to read it.

ReadingOver50 Thanks for the warning. I hate books written in verse 1y
Suet624 @ReadingOver50 Haha. Glad I could help. 1y
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Next up for #booked2021 is my #latinxauthor book prompt. I‘m so glad I decided to go audio on this one as they narrator does a fantastic job- much better then my own brain voice could do! I‘m only a little way in but it‘s a bit like Shakespeare, after a while you forget it is in verse and get drawn into the story.

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this one on audio too!! Great read 1y
wanderinglynn Hi Gemma! Can you confirm that you shipped your #HHS box to your match? 1y
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Book 33 | ⭐️3.75/5
Elizabeth Acevedo is an automatic pick for me; I‘ve listened to all of her books and always really enjoy them. CLAP WHEN YOU LAND is no different. A beautifully told story of two girls both struggling with grief and loss after a tragic plane accident looks into important questions on family. My lower rating is due to feeling like the middle was drug out just a little bit too much and got repetitive. Still definitely recommend!

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Mrs_B
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I highly recommend this book on audio. Acevedo reads it just beautifully. Her writing is stunning. I think this is her best book yet.

BkClubCare Yes! SO good 2y
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really liked that this was in verse and the two point of views of the girls. I liked seeing the differences of their day to day lives. This book did grief well. I did find at times it was hard to remember what point of view we were in.
#poetry #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookreview #litsy #littens

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megnews
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Another example of why Acevedo will be a go to for me.

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slategreyskies
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Just finished this, my #LMPBC selection for this round. And oh, I cried. This was so good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

I‘ll mail it out on either Monday or Tuesday. Do we all just mail to the person below us in the list of names in that email unless we‘re the bottom person, who mails to the top one?

@PandaPanda @Alfrazier21 @Bianca

Librariana Elizabeth Acevedo has become an auto-buy author for me 😊💜📚 2y
Librariana I should've also added that a) I'm so glad you enjoyed it, b) this one is my favorite (With the Fire on High a close 2nd) and c) I can't wait to read whatever she shares with us next 😁😊🥰 2y
Suet624 @Librariana i agree. She's a wonderful writer. (edited) 2y
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Alfrazier21 Sorry for the late reply and if someone has already answered your question. Yea, just mail it to the person whose name appears below yours in the list! Can‘t wait to read this one! 2y
slategreyskies @Librariana she‘s definitely an auto-buy author for me too now. Three solid books in a row? I want more! :) 2y
slategreyskies Thanks, @Alfrazier21 ! I thought that was the plan, but just wanted to doublecheck before mailing. I mailed mine out today. Tracking says you should get it by Saturday, @Bianca . :) @PandaPanda I‘m looking forward to reading the next month‘s book. :) 2y
PandaPanda I should be sending it out on Friday! I just finished it this week! It‘s really good! 2y
slategreyskies @PandaPanda oh cool! I‘m excited! :) 2y
dylanisreading Yay! I'll be on the lookout for it! 2y
slategreyskies Just to let you all know, my book choice must be heavier than the average book, because the USPS wanted to charge around $14-$15 to ship it either first class or priority. The staff member gave me a tip that it could be shipped in a flat rate priority envelope (either cardboard or padded) for around $8 instead of the higher amount if I used my own packaging. Quite a price difference. Thought I‘d let you all know. (edited) 2y
slategreyskies ⬆️⬆️⬆️see above comment. :) @Alfrazier21 @PandaPanda @Bianca 2y
Alfrazier21 Thanks for the heads up! I typically ship them media mail in a padded envelope for like $3-$4. Not sure if they gave you that option? @slategreyskies (edited) 2y
slategreyskies @Alfrazier21 she did give me that option, but I wasn‘t sure about the delivery time on it and was afraid it‘d get there too late. That‘s a good idea for next time. Thanks! :) 2y
dylanisreading @slategreyskies Good to know! Thanks for the info! 2y
slategreyskies @Alfrazier21 I just received this #LMPBC book back today, and yours were the only comments in it. I just wanted to say thanks for reading it and commenting. I think I probably would have cried if there were no comments in it at all other than mine. So, thanks! 1y
Alfrazier21 @slategreyskies I was surprised to see that myself, but I understand that things come up. I loved the book and am really glad you picked it! ♥️📕 1y
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I‘ve never read a whole book in such minimalist prose before, but Acevedo does a great job with it! Her writing style is evocative, and easy to follow despite the restraint in wordcount. Additionally, the story is interesting and I couldn‘t help but root for both of the main characters as they navigated their grief and other challenges.

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I've loved everything I've read by Elizabeth Acevedo and this was no exception. This story made me cry several times and my heart ached for both sisters. The ending was perfect. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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As only my second in-verse written book, this was very well put together. It‘s amazing how much can be shared with not as much described. How much feeling comes between the two girls. How different growing up was, being in the dark of the others secret life. Yet still sisters grieving.
Story is written for Flight AA587, crashed on its way to the Dominican Republic. So this story followed the fallout of that type of event

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One father. Two daughters. Two families separated by country and living circumstances. Unknown to the other.
So many emotions flowing through these two girl‘s minds. Betrayal and loss. Discovery and a finding.

Zoe-h Loved that book! 2y
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Loved 😍 beautifully written and a story that pulled at my heart. Two girls from two different worlds. Acevedo always manages to make me cry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I have read more books written in verse this past year and Acevedo never disappoints. I love her writing style.

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Cathy_J
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This was excellent. Written in verse this dual narrative takes place in the Dominican Republic and New York City as two young girls come to terms with the loss of their father. The author's note at the end was very interesting too ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Last Wednesday we were buried under 9 inches of snow & sub-zero temps, this week I got to read barefoot outside in almost 70° temps. Got to love OK weather! But I adored this book, both the audio & print versions. Highly recommend!

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Picked this one up on a whim and so far I‘m loving this story in verse.

#currentlyreading

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This was our book club pick for February. It was fantastic. I could probably have read it faster, but I‘m a new mom now. I read when I can lol. The description of the book had me intrigued, and it did not disappoint.

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Here are my top four picks for #LMPBC #GroupU. What do you all think? Will any of these work?

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Alfrazier21 Any of these sound good to me!!! 2y
PandaPanda All works for me! 2y
dylanisreading The Beauty that Remains sounds really good, but I'm down for any of them! 2y
slategreyskies I decided on Clap When You Land. I‘m excited to get started!! :) @Alfrazier21 @PandaPanda @Bianca 2y
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When a flight from New York to Dominican crashes in the ocean, teens Camino and Yahaira both grieve a father they unknowingly share — finding out about each other in the process.

Read February 4-5
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 9/60

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monalyisha
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I‘ve seen others say that this might be their favorite Elizabeth Acevedo & I almost scoffed; how could I love one of her books more than The Poet X? But I get it. This is a doozy!

Written in honor of the passengers on American Airlines Flight 587, who died in the Nov. 2011 crash, & who were immediately forgotten by the media once it was determined that the cause was mechanical failure & not terrorism, this book is full of overwhelming grief.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/3: But it‘s also full of a sisterhood that‘s just as messy & real as the grief. It‘s a sisterhood that extends beyond siblings to connect all of the women in the story. And they‘re all FORCES to be reckoned with, who are strong alone & stronger together. Sisterhood, Acevedo (& experience) tells us, is a force that is stronger than grief, stronger than loss. 2y
monalyisha 2/3: In the Acknowledgements, Acevedo reveals that she originally wrote this story with only one voice, until a friend told her in no uncertain terms that she NEEDED to voice the other sister. I can‘t imagine the book any other way. I cried from beginning to end but I loved every minute of it. (edited) 2y
monalyisha 3/3: Whether describing a Girl swimming/flying through the waves of the ocean, steadying herself on the subway, calling down the saints in a lightning storm, or screaming her infant son into the world, Acevedo‘s words feel perfectly crafted & perfectly natural. They describe violations, dangers, profound disappointment, & beauty. She‘s an amazing writer & seems to be an amazing human, too: concerned with empathy, justice, community, & empowerment. 2y
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monalyisha
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“You do not let your words stunt unknown possibilities.“

dreamingpoet I‘m very excited to read this!! 2y
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monalyisha
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“I blow her a kiss
across the linoleum, &
whisper blessings under my breath,

divide a piece of God
from my heart
for her to carry.

I know she does the same for me.”

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monalyisha
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“Neighbors pour into the house
like our grief is a bottomless thirst
& God has tipped this pitcher of people to fill us up.”

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monalyisha
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“For the rest of my life I will sit & imagine what my father would say in any given moment.

& I will make him up:

his words, his advice, our memories.“

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I listened to this book over the weekend and was amazed! I really thought the verse would distract from the narrative but it was beautiful and worked so so well, especially as an audiobook. 5⭐

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When Camino and Yahaira‘s father dies in a plane crash, they both realize how much he hid from them. Camino lives in the Dominican Republic, helping her Tía cure sick people. Yahaira lives in New York, but when their father dies everything changes for them both. They both discover the other exists, that they have a sister. This book is an emotional roller coaster it makes you want to cry, and be happy all at once.