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Featured Book Review • May 10-17, 2010

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Reviewed by Scholastic News reader Erin F. of Texas

Esperanza Ortega is an only child and the main character in Esperanza Rising, a book by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Esperanza lives with her family on their ranch in Mexico. After her father is killed, her uncles try to take over her family's land. Esperanza and her mother escape to California, where they must do difficult farm- work. Her mother becomes very ill. How will Esperanza cope with the changes? Will her life be changed forever?

I think this story is interesting,but sad.

I love this book its so good but sad. i read it in my class. i highley recommand it. you can read it in 3rd and 4th and 5th grade! :)

I think this book is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone in 5th grade! (: D)

i kinda like this book

I absoloutely love this book! It is so good and interesting! We read this in our language arts class, and everyone enjoyed it! This would make a great summer reading book. I suggest you read it and give it a try.

Do NOT want to read the book!!!!!!

It's looks very entresting my friend Destiny says"its areally good book she read it before

This sounds so interesting! I really want to check it out at my library!

This book looks BEEEEUUUTTTTIIIIIFFFFUUUULLLL(beautiful)

i love the book my class loves it its a interesting book about what is happing in a girls life.:]

i'm reading the book in my class i'm in the chapter the plums i don't like the girl marta she threw a kitten and is mean.and im sad about papa's death well anyway you should read the book.

I think this book will be a good book to read.

ITS SOUNDS GOOD.IF I CAN WOULD READ IT

i think it will be an interesting book

ITS OK NEEDS MORE DETAILS

I think the Summary of this book needs more detail and stuff; that's just me. I'm not really interested in this book, its to sad for me, but I'm guessing it has a Tragic ending. <3

i read it and it's kind boring and i like Becoming Naomi Leon waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better

This is an awesome book. It may be historical fiction but it is one of the better ones I think.

i might read it

it VERY interesting

I would not like it

that is a sad story

it sounds ok but i would not read it because it does not sound like my kind of book.

it sound ok but i would not read it because it has killing.

I htink it is sad and interisting

i think this story is interesting

I really like the book just by the reveiw and i think i want to read it now

maybe it would be a good book i might read it

my sister wanted me to read it but i told her no!! then i read iti thought it was the best day of my life


it doesn't sound that intresting. farms boring

seems like a good book

THIS BOOK IS VERY GOOD OUR CLASS IS STUDING IT AND WE ALL LOVE IT

so far the book is really good! :)

This is a very good book my class read this book before.

I think it sounds interresting.I would read it

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