If you need a fun read, "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros is such a sweet book! Cisneros takes us through the early years of Esperanza Cordero, an independent Hispanic girl living in Chicago. As a young girl trying to find herself, Esperanza is quite opinionated and likes to speak her mind. From neighbors to friends to family, we hear story after story from a young girl's point of view.
What makes this book so unique is the style of writing Cisneros uses. You feel like you're face to face with Esperanza due to the poor grammar of the writing. This was done on purpose, and in my opinion it makes the story even more realistic. What elementary student puts the comma in all the right places and knows exactly what to capitalize? While at first it's hard to decipher the sentences, it becomes very engaging and easy to read. I began to ignore the grammar because I was so wrapped up in the story. Cisneros took a bold step by writing like this but I believe it played out well and sells the story even more.
So click the link, snatch this book up, and curl up in the corner of a room. You won't leave until you reach the last page of the book. Outfit details are linked below!