Book Check-In: Clap When You Land


Hey y’all 👋🏾👋🏾…..I know I mostly post hauls, reviews, and wrap-up but I just wanted to check in about a book I’ve been trying to read but finding it hard to find my groove (because you know, not everyday haul, even though I just got some new books 😅🌚) anywhoos ……I recently started “Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo & I’ve been having a hard time getting into it. It’s not that the book is bad, on the contrary, its very captivating, especially when  I set aside time to listen to the audio version (its the only way I’m able to enjoy books written in verse) it’s able to pull me into the moment, but there’s just something that’s stopping me from really getting into the book and enjoying it or even having the motivation to finish it.

The story in itself is very sad, “Clap When You Land” is the story of two girls living in two different worlds- one is from the Dominican Republic another is from the states. They both lose their father due to a tragic air plan accident…..however, one does not know about the other.  So far the themes in this books involve:

    • Death/Grief
    • Explores how faulty our parents are because at the end of the day, they themselves are individuals and individuals are faulty
    • How lies separate individuals (& can also bring them together, maybe, idk haven’t gotten that far in the book lol)

So, yeah, this book is good and enjoyable through audio….. but there’s just something about it that’s making it hard for me to really get into it ….and I just don’t know what to make of it. I’m kind of at a standstill with this book and have decided to just put it to the side for the time being……

How do you all stay motivated to finish a book that doesn’t necessarily grab you but is still interesting?

Working on my photo decorative placement                                   lol…bare with me

Till Next Time,


& while you’re here, check out my most recent book review ⇒ The Trouble with Hating You

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