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Why read it?
- The writer mainly uses simple present and past tenses so it makes it an easy book to understand.
- The style is a first-person narrative, which means it feels as if the character is speaking directly at you.
- This is a very short book with only 128 pages.
- The book is divided into short stories and poems, which is perfect for motivation and if you don’t read regularly.
This New York Times bestseller is the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Esperanza has dreams, hopes and desires. These are symbolized by a house. The book is organized into a series of short stories and poems of varying lengths. Each story focuses on her day-to-day activities and views on life. All the stories are independent from each other and they don’t follow a chronological order, although they often mention characters introduced in earlier sections.