House on Mango Street, The

Sandra Cisneros
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.


Reviewed: 2017-07-10

To me this story is about the loss of innocence. It is tragic and touching I only wish I had read it later when I could have better understood it. 

Reviewed: 2017-03-26
Terrible. Not sure why this book is highly rated.
Reviewed: 2017-03-10

I LOVED this. Brought me to tears. Very quick read.

Reviewed: 2016-11-22
A novel made up of related flash fiction stories. An interesting perspective on a time and culture that I will never be able to experience but I am not sure this was the right format for the story. I might actually end up teaching this in May (tbd next week). I'm not sure students will be able to connect with the character and I'm not sure they will be engaged. The trick will be trying to find a way to keep students engaged in the story but I have yet to think of a way.
Reviewed: 2016-03-04

#s 91754-91768


Reviewed: 2015-06-23

W/ Burke 06/23/15

Reviewed: 2015-02-07
I did not like this book. The style was strange and it seemed really random. Probably never going to read this one again.....oh well.
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