Esperanza and her family just moved to Mango Street. It is a small red house with four skinny trees.
not for sale
Esperanza met two girls named Rachel and Lucy. They tell her to pay them five dollars so they can get a bike. if she payed them them, they would all become friends. That day they road all around town on the bike.
the basement was rented to a Puerto Rican family. Louie was the oldest one and he had many cousins who lived with him and his mother. One day the oldest cousin took all of them, including Esperanza, on a ride in his yellow catillac. The cops started to chase them, so he took them all of the car. Then he drove away, but then he crashed.
Esperanza and Nenny are at the antique shop. Nenny sees the owner with a radio.She wants to buy it, but he said, "It's not for sale."
Esperanza cant tell Sire how she feels about him because he has a girlfriend. She doesn't know how to tie her shoes, so he does it for her.