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A novel-in-verse by award-winning and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo about two sisters grieving 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. Now in paperback!


A novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

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. 

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