two girls raggedy as rats live across the street, you do not wanna get to know them.
the special kids, the one who wears keys around their necks, get to eat in the canteen. even the name sounds important. and these kids at lunch time go there because their mothers are not home. somehow i got it i my head one day to ask my mother about the canteen.
i am the great great grand cousin of the queen of france. she lives upstairs, over there, next door to joe the baby-grabber. keep away from him she says. he is full of danger. Benny and Blanca own the corner store. they're okay except don't lean on the candy counter. two girls raggedy as rats live across the street. you don't wanna get to know them.
Then Uncle Nacho is pulling and pulling my arm and it doesn't matter how new the dress is mama bought is because my feet are ugly until my uncle who is a liar says, you are the prettiest girl here, will you dance with me, but i believe him, and yes, we are dancing, my Uncle Nacho and me only i don't want to at first, my feet are big and heavy like plungers.
This illustrates an external conflict because Esperanza is trying to convince her mother to make a back lunch so that she can eat in the canteen where the special kids eat lunch
This illustrates an external conflict because Esperanza is trying to find a real friend in the neighborhood she just moved in.
This illustrates an internal conflict because Esperanza is having trouble finding her self at the church party while a boy looking at her from across the dance floor.