2017/02/15

BOOK REVIEW:
THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET BY SANDRA CISNEROS

Title: The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Published: 1984
Language: English
Pages: 110
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
Told in a series of short stories, this is the story of Esperanza, a young Latino girl growing up in Chicago.


Review:
I greatly enjoyed reading this book. I'm aware this is taught in schools, but I'd never heard of this before. I wish they'd taught it in my school though, as I think it's a fantastic little book.

I absolutely loved reading about the characters and Mango street. You slowly, but surely, get to know the different people living there and how they appear through the eyes of a young girl. The whole book is rich in culture and life.

The writing is lovely. It's poignant and lyrical. The stories are very short, but there's nothing missing. To be able to craft such a full and vivid story in so few pages is quite a feat, but the author does it effortlessly.

It's a simple but beautiful novel and it's one I think will stick with me for quite some time. I would highly recommend it.
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