The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros was short and pleasant to read. This classic novel is written from the point of view of a young girl living with her parents and siblings in a poor Latino neighborhood in Chicago. While the heroine, Esperanza, is surrounded by poverty and sadness, she sees joy and excitement in small things in her neighborhood and amongst her neighbors. She dreams each day of living in a real house away from Mango Street with two stories and a beautiful yard. The book comes across as a collection of short stories, or anecdotes, told by Esperanza. Some are sad, and some are uplifting. I highly recommend reading this!