The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Boys & Girls Summary & Analysis

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Esperanza looks at the girls and boys in her family, specifically trying to understand how they relate to each another. She knows that Carlos and Kiki are each other's best friends, playing their male friends outside. They only play with the girls inside the house. Outside the house, they have nothing to do with Nenny and Esperanza. However, Esperanza is a bit sad and lonely because she believes Nenny is too young to be her friend. She is lucky and thrilled that Nenny is her sister, because she knows that people cannot pick their own sisters, and she in fact has a great sister. Since Nenny is just slightly younger than she is, Esperanza knows that she must take care of her little sister. She hopes that one day she will have her own best friend who will understand her and laugh at...

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