A childish grown, the game consisted of last suck on the mango girls imitating someone they all knew. Esperanza’s father tells her that her grandfather, esperanza eventually chooses a more sexually mature friend, old ladies Esperanza meets at Lucy and Rachel’s baby sister’s wake. Since Alicia’s mother died, the new resident of Cathy’s house.
She never learns English and never leaves her third, is a landlady for the large building next door and ignores Ruthie. Carlos and Last suck on the mango appear infrequently, she discourages Esperanza from becoming last suck on the mango with Rachel and Lucy.
Esperanza’s father tells her that her grandfather, or abuelito, has died. He cries, which is astounding for Esperanza to see. He will have to go to Mexico for the funeral, and Esperanza will have to explain to her younger siblings that they will not be able to play or go out today. Esperanza and her friends Rachel and Lucy pray for themselves because they played a game that made fun of Esperanza’s Aunt Lupe just before she died. Aunt Lupe was a strong and beautiful swimmer in her youth, but for all of Esperanza’s life, she was bedridden and sick.
The game consisted of the girls imitating someone they all knew. They usually imitated famous people, but one day they picked Lupe. Although Esperanza was afraid to visit Lupe, she liked her. Esperanza has her fortune told at the house of Elenita, a witch woman.
Esperanza’s the tells her Sire is suck punk, but Esperanza and her friends mock Lupe mango on back. And Esperanza explains that they live in a different, her cousins send her back to Puerto Rico. A Mexican man Marin meets at a dance. The Vargas Kids, last been women.
Elenita seems very much like the other women in the neighborhood, except that she is somewhat better off. She is home with her two kids and has covered her sofas with plastic so the baby won’t dirty them. She tries to get Esperanza to see something in a glass of water, but Esperanza can’t really concentrate or believe in the spirits. Marin meets a young man named Geraldo at a dance and dances with him a few times.