A beautifully written story of faith, hope, and perseverance. This is a fantastic read. I loved it. I'll admit, the start of it was very hard to read. So much tragedy at the beginning. But as the novel went on, I really enjoyed it. I love how much Esperanza grew and matured. A very good book for young readers. I liked that it followed a child's perspective, making difficult concepts more relatable to a young audience (striking, immigration, unfair working conditions, livable wages). The writing of this book was amazing. It is so beautiful and lyrical. And of course the ending was perfect.