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Esperanza Rising

Book Review: Write TWO paragraphs.


Paragraph 1 - Summary (4-6 sentences)

- Make sure to include the characters, setting, climax/problem, and solution/conclusion.

Paragraph 2- Opinion (6-10 sentences)

- Write about why you like or dislike the book.

- What was your favorite part? Did you like the ending?

- Talk about the author’s style of writing.

- Explain whether you would recommend this book to others or not.

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6 Comments


Aiden E.
Aiden E.
Feb 06, 2022

Esperanza was a Mexican girl living in a wealthy family. Her family consisted of her Mama and Papa, Abuelita, and their close friends/servants Hortensia and Alfonso, and their son Miguel. When Esperanza's father dies, their money and home goes to Papa's brothers. One of his brothers, Tio Luis, wants to marry Mama. Mama doesn't want to. The family moves to California without Abuelita, because of her leg injury. In California, they find a camp to stay in for mostly poor Hispanics. One day in a dust storm, Mama catches a bad disease. Mama is in the hospital for months. When Mama is finally recovered, Esperanza is overjoyed. Miguel brings back Abuelita, and everybody is ecstatic.

This book was a very…

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Henry W
Henry W
Sep 10, 2021

Esperanza was the only daughter of a rich landowner Sixto Ortega in Mexico and she lived like a princess. Esperanza’s Papa was killed and gets robbed by some bandits the day before Esperanza’s birthday. At the funeral, the family learns that Papa gave all of his land to his Stepbrother Luis. He threatens Mama to marry him or sell their house to him. When Mama refuses, he burns the house down. The family decides to move to California with their servants for a chance at a new life but Esperanza’s Grandma can’t go because she was injured in the fire. When they get to a camp, they have to live with another family and Esperanza babysits the babies of that…

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Simple Ethan
Simple Ethan
Jan 07, 2021

Esperanza's dad was killed by some bandits and a rich person tried to make Esperanza's mother marry him by putting their house on fire and doing many other bad things. During the fire, Esperanza's grandma got hurt so they had to leave her behind when they left to live with their servant's family. When her mother and Esperanza arrived the family greeted her and they quickly bonded together. Later during a sandstorm, her mother got injured very bad so she had to go to the hospital. Later one of the servants went to get Esperanza's Grandmother. Then they live a happy life.


I personally liked the book because it talked about many good things happening and many bad things happening.…

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Unknown member
Dec 16, 2020

12-year-old Esperanza lives a luxurious life with her Papa, Mama, Abuelita, and several servants and workers. Esperanza is very close to Papa. He feels a strong connection to the land and teaches Esperanza how to listen to the heartbeat of the earth. The day before Esperanza's thirteenth birthday, she pricks her finger on a thorn - a sign of bad luck. Later that night, Esperanza and her family receive the terrible news that Papa has been killed by bandits.

Papa's stepbrothers, Tío Luis and Tío Marco are both powerful men in Aguascalientes. Together, they try to manipulate the situation after Papa's death to seize el Rancho de las Rosas. Tío Luis offers to marry Mama and threatens her when she…

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Jason Ko
Jason Ko
Dec 01, 2020

Esperanza is a Mexican girl and lives with her mom and dad. She loves them so much. one day it was almost her 13th birthday which means she can help the adults. Before her birthday party her father dies and the mayor and another man reported it. After they report it to Esperanza’s family they ask to buy the house for $100,000. They say no but the mayor and the man told them they would make things harder. The next day Esperanza smelled something burning. Esperanza‘s mom screamed to get out of the house. Soon, everyone was out of the house buy grandma was still in the bathroom not knowing there was a fire. She got out b…

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