In the book The House On Mango Street, I learned about about a girl (Esperanza) and the part of her life spent living on mango street. She seemed to have fun and made new friends, but living on mango street had it's share of hardships for her. Because of her race and the neighborhood she lived in she had to deal with things like prostitution, domestic abuse, being segregated from other races, ect. I thought that one of the strengths from the book was that even though the chapters were short you still received a lot of information. A weakness I saw that even though the language she used helped you get into the story more, I still found it hard to understand at times.
My favorite reading was A House of My Own, where she talkes about having her own place. This was my favorite because in other chapters she talkes about not liking mango street or not having a real home. So it was nice to hear her talk about a place of her own, where she can relax, and calm down, and be herself. "Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem."