Thursday, May 28, 2009

House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisnero's The House on Mango Street is about a house made out of mangos.

Once again, I have have tricked you.

The House on Mango Street creates a jig saw puzzle view into the life of the Hispanic girl Experanza.

Each mini-chapter, or vignette, gives a glimpse into the multi-faceted life of this young girl whose race creates a struggle for acceptance and respect.

Some looks are happy and precious others are grim and haunting.

I did not enjoy The House on Mango Street as it did not have a specific or directional plot. There wasn't a true story to follow. However, it gives a realistic view into present-day racism. Good for light research.

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