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This review is from: The House on Mango Street (Paperback)
This is a cross between poetry and prose, each word just so. I cannot disagree more with the reviewer who said this breathtaking piece of literature is dull. If you are looking for a zippy, pop lit storyline, then this is probably not for you. However, if you are interested in seeing the craft of writing at its best, than this is a must read and must own. Cisneros is a gifted writer who in a Hemingway-esque way buries layer after layer of meaning in straightforward prose while also exploring the inner disappointments and triumphs of a lovely, complex young protagonist. I have read this book many times over, but from my first read I have carried the characters of Mango Street in my heart. Highly recommended.