Growing up in rough neighborhood is never any fun. Esperanza grew up in a rough neighborhood and met all sorts of people. She made many friends and then lost half of them because they all moved around.
I could not follow this book. I'm not sure why this book is required of high school students to read. I did not enjoy this book at all. It could not hold my attention. I know this book is about her life as she grew up in a rough neighborhood but truthfully it was not that interesting. It sounds like a typical neighborhood. You are always going to have bad people in the world. I would not recommend this book unless you enjoy reading about someones life in brief details.