Sandra Cisneros

Reviews & Critiques

Many publishers, reviewers, and readers are talking about author, Sandra Cisneros. Her writing style tends to relate to life as a Latina girl growing up. But in this article, real reviews from real people are shown, revealing what people are really saying about Sandra Cisneros. Below are some reveiws of her book, 'The House on Mango Street'.

“A classic. . . . This little book has made a great

space for itself on the shelf of American literature.” —Julia Alvarez, from 'Publishers Weekly'

"A deeply moving novel...delightful and

poignant.... Like the best of poetry, it opens the windows of the heart without a wasted word." —Miami Herald

"Marvelous...spare yet luminous. The subtle

power of Cisneros's storytelling is evident. She communicates all the rapture and rage of growing up in a modern world." —San Francisco Cronicle

"Cisneros draws on her rich

[Latino] heritage...and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one." —Bebe Moore Campbell, The New York Times Book Review

Overall, Sandra Cisneros gets amazing reviews from magazines and publishers. But there is another side to how the readers out there see her. Here are some reviews that members of the website, Goodreads (A book review website) wrote on the book.

Out of five stars, I rated this four stars. The

creating a storyline with only vignettes was creative, and although it was very well-written, it was hard for me to understand parts. - Jeffrey Loh

The House on Mango Street is deceptively

simple. And considering that is used for all sorts of ends within a wide range of English literature classrooms (I, myself, have used it at the 7th and 11th grades, as well as studied it at college and grad school), it is beautifully malleable. - Dominic

I must admit, out of all the books I've read,

this is one of the worst. The writing style is boring, the story: not moving, and the premise is even sleepier then Ameno Acid injected into a Ronald Regan Film. Yuck. -Kirk