Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The House on Mango Street Book Review

Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street was somewhat confusing. There was really no story line in the novel. I did not like reading The House on Mango Street. I found the book kind of boring.

An amazing thing about the novel is that Esperanza and Cisneros are both Mexican American women. They both have hardships they are battling to overcome. Cisneros and Esperanza have many qualities in common, and they show in The House on Mango Street.

The main character in the novel is Esperanza. She has lived in many different houses in her life, but she never considered any of them home. Esperanza has always dreamed of living in a beautiful house that her whole family would fit in. Instead of having her dream home though, Esperanza is stuck in a one bedroom house on Mango Street. She and her family have to share the room, and it is very crowded.

The novel does not really have a plot to it. Unlike most novels, The House on Mango Street does not tell one continuous story. Each chapter is a whole new story in itself. Esperanza tells about her name in one chapter, and in another she talks about a time when her grandfather died.

I would not recommend The House on Mango Street to anyone. I found the book uninteresting, and I did not really enjoy reading it.

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