The main antagonist's are Esperanza's uncles. They burn down her house, threaten to send her to boarding school, and send her grandmother to a convent. In addition one of her uncle's tries to marry Esperanza's mother and threatens more bad things to happen if she does not except..
Esperanza's mother returns from the hospital and is fully healed. Miguel brings back Esperanza's granmother from mexico. Everyone is reunited and well.
Esperanza has settled into the community and excepted her place. She has a new family that supports and loves her. Esperanza feels at home and thinks of her old life as a fairtale. She matires and becomes grateful for her new life.