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Reading level - 14 years and up.
The stunning New York Times bestselling novel from the Carnegie Medal winning, Waterstones Book Prize shortlisted author of THE POET X. 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Winner of CLAP WHEN YOU LAND.
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.
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.
"Eloquent, moving and suspenseful"
The Sunday Times, Book of the Week
"An impressive and moving read"
The Irish Times
"Transporting and powerful."
"[An] unforgettable portrait of grief, loss and forgiveness"
"Memorable for its treatment of grief, depiction of family ties, and lyrical strength"
"This story is blessed with...divinely piercing language throughout... Overflowing with truths of the heart...I can't praise this highly enough"
"A simultaneously heart-breaking and heartening novel"
"A powerfully tender story about cultural identity, family secrets and sisterhood - I adored Acevedo's pitch perfect poetic prise - what a treat!"
Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha and the Spirit Bird