The second poignant, powerful and passionate novel in verse from the 2019 Carnegie Medal winning, Waterstones Book Prize shortlisted author of THE POET X. 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Winner of CLAP WHEN YOU LAND.
Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times bestselling and 2019 Carnegie Medal winning author of the Poet X. She is also the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children's Fiction and the Pura Belpre Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural experience. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer's Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion and resides in Washington, DC with her partner.
Eloquent, moving and suspenseful * The Sunday Times, Book of the
An impressive and moving read * The Irish Times *
Transporting and powerful. * Guardian *
[An] unforgettable portrait of grief, loss and forgiveness * Observer *
Memorable for its treatment of grief, depiction of family ties, and lyrical strength, * The Booklist *
This story is blessed with...divinely piercing language throughout... Overflowing with truths of the heart...I can't praise this highly enough * LoveReading4Kids *
A simultaneously heart-breaking and heartening novel * Culturefly *
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 *
This exceptionally talented writer portrays the grief and aspirations of two very different girls with great empathy and insight. * The Observer *