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The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

September 5, 2008

This is the second book I have completed thusfar during my vacation week. I pretty much finished it in one reading sitting by the pool. This is a short book of vignettes that add up to tell the larger overall story of Esperanza, who lives on Mango Street in Chicago.

The House on Mango Street is a wonderfully poetic book that is so written so simply, but, yet, tackles so many deep themes. It is a book about culture, about upbrining, about love, feminism, and oppression. It is a story about a girl coming into her own and having a bright future in front of her.

This was a really great book to read on vacation. It was so beautifully written and poetic that it just touched my heart in so many ways. I did not read this book in school and it I book I have been meaning to read for some time. I am so glad I finally read it.

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