Esperanza rising

"Esperanza Rising" reviewed by Hannah on June 7, 2011

Name: 
Hannah
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Esperanza Rising
Author: 
Pam Munoz Ryan
Genre: 
general
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When Esperanza's wealthy father dies, her life permanently changes. Her father, she realizes, has left the house to Esperanza and her mother but the land was left to her uncles. When one uncle proposes marriage to Esperanza's mother and she denies, there are a series of "tragedies" and they have to leave Mexico and go to America to keep the uncles from hurting them any more than they have already. Esperanza has to learn to accept new living conditions and not to judge by wealth.

Similar authors or titles?: 

Pam Munoz Ryan: The Dreamer, Paint The Wind, and Becoming Naomi Leon

Would you recommend this book?: 

Yes. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading and wants to read something that will change their life.

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ISBN: 
0439120411

"Esperanza Rising" reviewed by Hannah on June 6, 2011

Name: 
Hannah
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Esperanza Rising
Author: 
Pam Munoz Ryan
Genre: 
historical
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This book was good because of the imagery the author put in to entice the reader and get their attention. The series of events was easy to follow yet could have deeper meaning depending on the reader's literature skill level. The growth of Esperanza in the book is amazing because she starts in the book basically as a spoiled brat but when her father dies and she becomes poor, she has to adjust to her living arrangements. The reader would have never believed with the way Esperanza was treated before that someone could change so drastically so quickly. Esperanza amazed me as well as others who read the book.

Similar authors or titles?: 

Pam Munoz Ryan is an amazing author and has written other novels as well as picture/children's books. She is well known and has received many awards for her writing.

Would you recommend this book?: 

I would recommend this book to anyone i know because it fits all personalities and you don't have to live a certain way to understand it's content.

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ISBN: 
0439120411
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