Trova il tuo prossimo audiolibro preferito

Abbonati oggi e ascolta gratis per 30 giorni
Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land


Clap When You Land

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (1,141 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
5 ore
Editore:
Pubblicato:
May 5, 2020
ISBN:
9780063011816
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Don't miss the audiobook, read by Elizabeth Acevedo, the beloved author and narrator of The Poet X, winner of an Odyssey Honor and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner. 

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.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
May 5, 2020
ISBN:
9780063011816
Formato:
Audiolibro

Informazioni sull'autore

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.


Correlato a Clap When You Land

Audiolibri correlati

Recensioni

Cosa pensano gli utenti di Clap When You Land

4.6
1141 valutazioni / 59 Recensioni
Cosa ne pensi?
Valutazione: 0 su 5 stelle

Recensioni dei lettori

  • (5/5)
    Heartbreaking and fabulous. Couldn't stop listening and cried several times. Will be particularly poignant for anyone who's ever lost a parent.
  • (5/5)
    This book read like poetry! Great story! Easy to identify with.
  • (5/5)
    Elizabeth Acevedo has become one of my favorite writers and hearing her narrate this story and her other works has been amazing. Everybody need to read this anyway and in any format they want.
  • (5/5)
    "Clap When You Land" is just as amazing as I thought, and I cannot recommend it enough, especially the audiobook!
  • (3/5)
    I liked the idea of a novel in verses, but because of the constant switching between characters i had to make a mental note to remember which girl was in Dominican Republic and which was in New York.
    I read reviews that said they couldn't differentiate the girls because their voices sounded similar - they did, but the author, who was narrating Yahaira, had a different take on the story.
    My problem was not properly identifying the girls with their names and stories. I even had to stop listening at one time and read positive reviews (as not to spoil my own review) to understand the story better.
    I think that if i were to read the hard copy i wouldn't have finished it because of the verses, but i think the audiobook was spot on!
  • (5/5)
    as always, Elisabeth never disappoints! a heartwarming story of grief and forgiveness.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this story!! It's so beautiful from both of the sister's perspectives!!
  • (5/5)
    A magnificent work of art.

    If you've been kept from reading this book because you don't like poetry, allow me to convince you. I never enjoyed poetry either. Poetry is often harder to understand because many things are open to interpretation. You can't be sure of the author's intention and the words' true meaning. However, Elizabeth Acevedo is a master and will swipe you off your feet. The first question I had was "how can one write a 300-page book in poetry? Will it all be rhyming? That should be your first hint of how ignorant I am regarding this genre.

    If you're like me, think of 'Clap When You Land' as prose organized as poetry. Visually it's poetry, but the reading feels like prose. Are you more open to it now?

    I hope so because this is the coming of age novel you won't want to miss.

    Yahaira and Camino lose their father on a tragic plane crash that shocks the Dominican community. What they don't know is that their father led a parallel life and that the secrets he worked so hard to keep will emerge.

    This is a story about the fraternal bond between two sisters that never met each other and Acevedo's main focus is family. That was probably my favourite thing about this book, how it wasn't a stereotypical YA romance. The author explores the intricacies of parenthood, poverty and privilege, leaving the romance in the background, a gentle reminder that there are more spheres in your life besides a significant other. When she decided to include the romantic aspect, it was on her terms, doing so by writing an LGBTQIA character, escaping once again the normative. She doesn't write about an unhealthy relationship either: she shows us how love should be instead. Simple. Free. Natural. Organic.

    Acevedo also manages to discuss death and loss beautifully and poignantly: how it affects people in a multitude of ways, how it can bring people together and how it can happen most suddenly (even when it's the only certainty we all have in life).

    Her writing is wonderful, seductive, heart-warming. She embraces her Dominican roots and wears it proudly, writing in Spanish when she feels like it, inciting those who don't understand to learn. Reminding those who think their culture is more valid, that it isn't. Hinting that there are more languages besides English that are as interesting and as important.

    Acevedo's mission, I think, is to shake us all from indifference. Her main characters are black women, who had to fight different fights but who have suffered because of their colour and gender. Women who, despite living in different countries, had to make their voices heard. Women that know that there's still a war to win against prejudice and misogyny and who know that their odds are better if they fight together.

    I want to thank Acevedo for writing such a complete book, a true masterpiece, and for using her voice to voice other people's.

    Obrigada também à minha irmã, por me ter oferecido este livro, e à Mariana por o ter lido comigo.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely brilliant! A fantastic audiobook and story, I loved every moment of it.
  • (5/5)
    Some Absolutely stunning writing and phenomenal, complicated characters and narrative!
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful and moving. Perfect read for the Latinx month. Definitely recommend.
  • (5/5)
    No words. Elizabeth Acevedo, your writing hits my soul. And hearing you read your writing is everything.
  • (5/5)
    I’m only 8 chapters in but I already love it
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed the book. I feel the writer did a good job and now I want to visit Dominican Republic ??
  • (4/5)
    This was a really touching story about loss, family and sisterhood.
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this one. Heart wrenching and beautiful ❤️
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book so much Elizabeth Acevedo is just amazing
  • (5/5)
    What a heartbreaking and inspiring story - and the narration is just perfect. I cant recommend this audiobook.
  • (4/5)
    Elizabeth Acevedo is a shining voice for the YA and adult community of readers!! I’ll listen to EVERYTHING she writes ?♥️??
  • (5/5)
    The book is wonderful - especially with the narration by the author.
  • (5/5)
    Love! It's written sooo beautifully. I was totally engrossed into the story since the very beginning
  • (5/5)
    . I remember that horrible incident. Prayers to all who lost a loved one.
  • (5/5)
    Ms Acevedo nail it was wonderful narrator I actually thought I was part of the pain betrayal of 2 sister and wife’s I think everyone should
    Pick this up and I to when I get to my distitnation I clap my hands
  • (5/5)
    It is a phenomenal piece of work. Absolutely breathtaking. Wow
  • (5/5)
    So thankful I had the audiobook to accompany my reading of this book. I loved the exploration of grief, of secrets and loss. I loved reading about the battle of the sisters, both trying to come to terms with their emotions, how they deeply loved one another despite their differences and their father’s shortcomings.

    Still processing all of my thoughts but this book was beautiful and being told in verse added that much more to it.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written! This story is told in verse ,an interesting way to read about two sisters following the death of their father. To know that this book was dedicated to the real lives lost on AA 587 which up until now I didn’t know had happened felt so real and personal. I kind of feel like crying now.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely beautiful book... astounding...love it,definitely recommend....nothing short of a reallyyyyyyy good book.
  • (5/5)
    Wow, such an amazing and impactful read! I adore how Elizabeth has the ability to make me connect with two different characters and how life-like they felt and in a novel in verse how much growth was presented from both MCs!
  • (5/5)
    Such a beautiful story! And beautifully told. And beautifully performed.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! Have been trying to find ways to be more in tune with my Dominican roots and, although, this is coming from a female perspective, she touched on so many feelings that have been harboring within.