This book is centered around a girl named Esperanza as she takes you into her life growing up in Chicago. She is latino and she and her family doen't have that much money. They keep moving to diffrent houses because they can't afford to keep living in a house of their own. They meet some strange people when they move to their different houses. This book has a lot of symbolism and really takes you into the mind of a young child growing up in a poor part of Chicago who is Latino. She dreams of a better life for herself and keeps telling herself that she's going to be somebody instead of the people in her family and living in her neighborhood.
it was really sad and good at the same time
idk. i didnt think this book was too great. it is way overrated
it was a suckky book
I loved this book, although I was already a fan of Sandra Cisneros before I read it. I really liked the unique style, using vignettes instead of a regular narrative. I've been experimenting with it in my own writing. Anyway, she really captured the essence of her characters and the difficulties of their lives. Beautiful.
This book speaks to a specific audience, but I believe it can be enjoyed by Non-Latinos. Cisneros has a style all her own. I"d also like to know why keyblader erica thought it was "sucky". Could you elaborate?
I dont think you have to be latino to understand it or to like it. I think anyone who has felt out of place, or just doesnt seem to fit, will understand this girl.
It's great writing -- careful, professional writing. I wonder, though, that maybe it perpetuates a negative stereotype that if you're mexican-american, you are automatically stuck in lower socio-economic land and even if you move up in the world, your near-peasant status comes back to haunt you.
I agree that it's a stereotype, but isn't Cisneros giving a positive voice to those people? Anyway, I thought it wasn't that her past status haunted her; more that she decided to help those that need it, since she knew what being in low-income areas is like.
Such beautiful prose. Possibly the best YA book I've ever read. And I've read a lot. I love how the story is told in short Vignettes. What did you love about it?
this book is in the teen section right?
what is the theme of the novel and add some evidence?
I love this book because it spoke to me as a Mexican living in the us. I don't think it is any kind of stereotype, it is simply telling about the authors life, cisneros uses prose to create witty and meaningful vignettes that cross into each others worlds with her bridge like poetry.
I'm sorry to say that I personally did not get the point of this book...