Bound To Stay Bound

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 Clap when you land
 Author: Acevedo, Elizabeth

 Publisher:  HarperTeen (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 417 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 040607 ISBN: 9780062882769
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Death -- Fiction
 Aircraft accidents -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Dominicans -- Fiction
 Dominican Americans -- Fiction
 Latin Americans -- Fiction
 Latinos (U.S.) -- Fiction
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Novels in verse
 Dominican Republic -- Fiction
 New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

Two sisters grieve the devastating loss of their father who learn about each other after his death and must grapple with what this bittersweet new bond means for them.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 508967

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/20)
   Booklist (04/15/20)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/07/20)

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Booklist - 04/15/2020 Acevedo returns to the novel in verse format for this story of two teenage sisters separated by a secret, an ocean, and their father. Papi kept one family in New York and another in the Dominican Republic—something New Yorker Yahaira had an inkling of, but is a complete surprise to Dominican Camino. After Papi's plane crashes on his way to spend the summer with Camino, his secret fully emerges, and the sisters struggle with their complicated grief and uncertain—but now connected—future. The girls find that for all their differences, they share features and family traits. Acevedo's free verse poems for each girl share an easy cadence and thoughtfulness, yet each girl's perspective is clear: Camino is strong but fearful of the dangers that threaten her life and hopes; Yahaira's anger is palpable, but so is her tenderness and love for her girlfriend Dre. In a later section, the perspectives blend into each other as the girls meet, bond, and become true sisters. Memorable for its treatment of grief, depiction of family ties, and lyrical strength, expect a well-deserved high demand.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Acevedo's multi-award-winning The Poet X (2018) established her as a must-read author, and her many fans and admirers will be eager to read this. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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