"This whole valley breathes and lives," page 1 The valley has so many parts to it and they have such a beautiful land that feels alive.
"Her other life seemed like a story she had read in a book a long time ago, un cuento de hadas, a fairy tale." pages 174-175 Now she lives a new life, and when she thinks of her past life, she feels as if it wasn't real and is a fairytale she read.
"Esperanza tucked the blanket around her, hoping that the color would slowly seep into Mama's cheeks." pages 177-178 Tucking in the blanket in hopes of that when Mama wakes up, she sees the blanket and slowly gets better.