The house on Mango Street

Rating


Quick to read
10

Build your vocabulary
8

Motivating
10

Engaging
8

Global
0
Score

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.
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Synopsis


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.

Details


  • Author: Sandra Cisneros
  • Category: Adult, Easy read, First person narrative, Non-fiction, Quick read, Short story or essay, Top recommendations.