The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street Summary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

“Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage...and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review

Book Reviews

Jocelyn Shain's itunes

What did I just read?1 star

And we wonder why most kids hate every single English class they take in school. Why they find it impossible to relate or find the importance of what they’re being forced to read in school. And then they’re forced to write an A+ paper on what can only be described as literal trash. When you can’t convince your child that reading can be a truly enjoyable hobby, you can thank English teachers and school board members who decide junk like this is going to spark a love of reading. Cathy Queen of Cats… it’s so badly written I had to read it several times before I gave up and put the book down and said to myself “this book is lowering my IQ.” An entire world of amazing books and this is what we force our kids to read.15


We must never forget where we come from!4 star

I love this book. This is the second time that I read it because of the great memories that come to my mind. As a Latin woman, the Three Sisters is one of my favorite chapters because it is very sincere. I feel that many people may be identified with Esperanza, especially those who had been raised in a poor neighborhood or suffered discrimination because of its social and/or economic disadvantages. We must never forget where we come from!45


Great Summer Read !5 star

I bought this book over a month ago and just started reading this week and have already finished it. Each chapter has about two pages, maybe three at the most. These compositions of short stories cover topics such as domestic violence, gentrification, prejudice, sexual assault, etc.55


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Shahid katharevousa qwerty

Amazing5 star


Destiny cutie

Great!3 star

A great book but very hard to follow at times. I did overall enjoy the book35

I am nit happy right now

0 stars4 star

Terrible just talks about a girl who wants a new house because the one she got isn’t good enough she should be grateful.45

Gaben Nule

Trash1 star

I would’ve given it 0 stars if I could. Just random uninteresting stories. Also if you get the audiobook the authors voice is really annoying sounds like a little kid rambling, no wonder she wrote this piece of trash. I only finished this book because my school made me. Absolute trash don’t waste anytime with this book.15


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This book kinda blows15

Hownot2 pl47

Garbage1 star

None of it makes sense it’s just non sense spewed from a child. I hated every second of this book.15

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