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The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

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Boys & Girls Summary

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Last Updated January 9, 2023.

The narrator says that the boys and the girls in her family do not talk to each other outside the house. They exist in separate worlds. Carlos and Kiki cannot be her friends, because they are boys, and Nenny, her sister, is too young to be her friend. One day, she will have a best friend, who will share her secrets and understand her jokes.

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