The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street

By Sandra Cisneros

  • Release Date: 1991-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 333 Ratings)
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The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world.

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.


  • This book is so misunderstood by many

    By Waam
    Wow, this book is so misunderstood by so many people. The stories, told as mini stories opens you up to the reality of life on Mango Street from a little girls point of view. Your job is to piece it together. If you make that effort, enjoy!!!
  • Boring

    By Worms like bananas
    This book was a waste of my time had to read it for summer reading author must've been stoned while writing this
  • The House on Mango Street review

    By SavinaMitchell1!
    The novel "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros is a very realistic book that I think people should read because unlike other books were the characters are perfect and live great perfect lives. It is a life of an ordinary girl who has many things going on in her life mentally and physically. She wants to have a nice pretty name and be pretty and have nice things. But is not narcissistic or selfish at all just dreaming. She wants to live somewhere nice and be alone and independent. But not completely ghost herself from the world. People tell her things and say she has a beautiful unique name that is being caried on to another generation. She doesn't want to carry the generation with the name though. Esperanza is meant to be a confusing long name for people who are sad and do nothing and sit at home with their sad loneliness. She meets many people and different daily challenges. Lucy, Rachel, are her friends from Texas that she's with usually on the daily. And her younger sister Nenny. Sally is her best friend but the opposite of Esperanza because, as Esperanza says, she is pretty and gets the boys and is popular and etc. Her house is red and crippling into the ground slow as can be, getting eaten up by the ground. With brown all around, and dark alleys and corners with few lights at night. It is a vignette told story but they do connect and you will under stand it and feel Esperanza's life and emotions. I definitely recommeand it. "¡Afortunado! Lucky! Lucky the generation who grew up with Esperanza and The House on mango street. And lucky future readers. This is funny, beautiful book will always be with us."-Maxine Hong Kingston says. I will translate in Spanish too because this book is also written in Spanish so people can read my review who are bilingual. La novela "La casa en la calle del mango" de Sandra Cisneros es un libro muy realista que creo que la gente debe leer porque a diferencia de otros libros eran los personajes son perfectos y viven grandes vidas perfectas. Es una vida de una chica normal que tiene muchas cosas pasando en su vida mental y físicamente. Ella quiere tener un bonito nombre bonito y ser bonita y tener cosas buenas. Pero no es narcisista ni egoísta en absoluto soñando. Quiere vivir en un lugar agradable y estar sola e independiente. Pero no completamente fantasma del mundo. La gente le dice cosas y dice que tiene un nombre único y hermoso que se está transmitiendo a otra generación. Ella no quiere llevar a la generación con el nombre sin embargo. Esperanza está destinado a ser un confuso nombre largo para las personas que están tristes y no hacer nada y sentarse en casa con su triste soledad. Conoce a muchas personas y diferentes desafíos diarios. Lucy, Rachel, son sus amigas de Texas con las que suele estar en el diario. Y su hermana menor, Nenny. Sally es su mejor amiga, pero lo contrario de Esperanza porque, como dice Esperanza, es bonita y recibe a los niños y es popular y etc. Su casa es roja y paralizante en el suelo lo más lento posible, siendo devorada por el suelo. Con marrón todo alrededor, y los callejones y las esquinas oscuros con pocas luces en la noche. Se trata de una viñeta contada historia, pero se conectan y lo entenderá y sentir la vida de Esperanza y las emociones. Definitivamente recommeand. "¡Afortunado, Lucky, Lucky, la generación que creció con Esperanza y The House en la calle de mango y afortunados futuros lectores.Esto es divertido, hermoso libro siempre estará con nosotros." - Maxine Hong Kingston dice.
  • Great

    By max112458
    Is too short but it was a very good book great to read on the train
  • Gripping, inspiring, and humble.

    By mojemash
    Reading this book made me want to write. It touched my heart with the simple stories told from the perspective of a child, so meaningful to an adult. My teenager was recommended this book by her teacher, I'm so glad we share our favorite books.
  • The World's Longest Introduction

    By Ted21073
    The First 100 pages of the book consist mostly of introduction, those that aren't are the spliced together ramblings, of an unfinished book, definitely not worth it
  • Not good

    By fcbarcalover
    Had to read this going into freshman year and it was a bad choice. No one understood it and found no interest in it. Immigrants or women's advocates would enjoy it.
  • I didn't actually read the book

    By gabby.almighty
    I have to read this before school starts and I only have a few weeks left but it sounds great
  • It's good but just two things

    By Savvyimperfections
    1. It's depressing and it makes me sad but it teaches about like 2. $6.99 for a book? No that's too much money. It should $0.99. It's just a book. Calm down with the price. Seriously it's ridiculous. It made me so mad. I used my iTunes gift card
  • NO!👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

    By Leopia
    So incredibly bad. Don't read this if you have the choice. So BORING.