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"The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros is not your typical book. Vignettes are written through the perspective of the protagonist, Esperanza throughout one year. She experiences a lot of new things living in a poor, racially segregated neighborhood in Chicago. Esperanza had not been expecting to live in such poverty and anticipated a more luxurious life. Although this leads her to become very ambitious and hopeful of moving somewhere else when she's older. Esperanza definitely changes over time, as she matures, she begins to change her perspective on things and become a more open-minded and street-smart person. This book was very well-written and vividly conveys the transition that Esperanza undergoes as she grows up extensively in only one year. As the book goes on, Esperanza's thoughts in her vignettes are more complex. What had a very significant bearing on this were the various experiences that she had with her new friends. Some of which include the death of two of her family members, how her relationship with her family has evolved, learning of stories that were told by adults who had been living there for a long period of time about what the neighborhood was like in the past.
Good for advanced PhDs in econometrics. Not a great book on its own.
Nafai and his family have been prepared by the Oversoul to make the long journey back to earth, but first they need to clear up a few things in Basilica. They need to gather their wives and supplies. With General Moozh angling for a bloodless capture of the city and Nafai's family entrenched in his plans, they must obey the Oversoul and divert Moozh's schemes. This "bridge" book could have been rather boring, but Card's skill in bringing tension to every machination is its saving grace. The suspense continues and the plans of the Oversoul are revealed at an excellent pace. The characters are flawed and genuine; even if the reader doesn't like them most of the time, one is still interested to know what happens to them. Looking forward to The Ships of Earth so we can get this show on the road!