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The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros's greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679734772
ISBN-10: 0679734775
Publication Date: 4/3/1991
Pages: 110
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 465 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Not what I expected, but a beautiful book from start to finish.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a wonderful book for young latina girls to read. It a coming of age classic!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was capitvating. It's the story of a young hispanic girl's journey into adulthood. Even though I read it for school, I could not put it down!
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Helpful Score: 2
A wonderful memoir of a child in a small ethnically diverse community. Very heartfelt and honest.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book! Great story, I have never read another book like it.
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reviewed The House on Mango Street on + 1430 more book reviews
Esperanza lives on Mango Street, located in a poor area of Chicago, and writer of the short, short stories in this little book. Her goal is to leave Mango Street but she cannot forget the many people she knew and the numerous experiences that colored her young life. Some stories are her own while others are based on observations of people she knows and their interactions with others. One thing is certain: these tales were written for a YA audience by a beginning author who will never forget Mango Street.

The author is a poet who also writes fiction. Both her poetry and stories reflect her Latin background. Short poems are scattered through many of the tales. Descriptions and characterizations are pithy and smart. Those about the beautiful Sally are eloquent. âSally is the girl with eyes like Egypt and nylons the color of smoke. The boys in school think she's beautiful because her hair is shiny black like raven feathers and when she laughs, she flicks her hair back like a satin shawl over her shoulders and laughs (p. 81). Such wonderful phrasing were used to describe. Comments about Sally's advice, comments and life complete the picture.
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Very unique. Quick read that you will only enjoy if you read between the lines.
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Cisneros writes with a poetic prose that supasses anyting I have read thus far. Fantastic and I hghly recommend it to any lover of language and culture.


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