Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

17-year-old Yahaira is devastated after realizing that the plane her father was on fell to the ground following liftoff rocking her entire NY community. High school student Camino was eagerly awaiting her fathers return to the Dominican Republic but then learned that his plane crashed after takeoff, leaving her an orphan. Soon both girls, thousands of miles apart, uncover the secrets about the father they thought they knew. This beautifully lyrical story explores that when things seem to fall apart that they actually may be falling into place. Author Elizabeth Acevedo never disappoints readers.

Review by KC