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Gary Soto’s first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association’s Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best. Buried Onions [Gary Soto] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For Eddie there isn’t much to do in his rundown neighborhood but eat, sleep. This page guide for “Buried Onions” by Gary Soto includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more in-depth.

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I enjoyed this book because it took a simple concept of a boy living in a tough neighborhood and made it significant. View all 3 comments. To view buries, click here.

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For example, why is Eddie living alone? In other words, the novel is very real. Eddie’s aunt is trying to get him to kill the person who killed her mijoher son.

Eddie has lost his father, two uncles, best friend, and most recently his cousin. He says that is because onions are buried underneath the city.

Buried Onions Overview

Also, the tone of the story is very sad and depressive. Through it all, Eddie has no goals, nothing to look ahead to, his only thought being survival.

The first page does an excellent job describing a morose, soyo setting filled with death and despair. It really grabbed me and helped me see another side of life, and how one can not only survive it, but get beyond it.


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Nov 28, Joseph Askharoun rated it really liked it. That being said, his language may be difficult to access for the readers who will be drawn to this page book: Buried, yes, “a huge onion buried under the city Reading Specialists in the Real World: He had made it through alot of things in his life. Every time he tried to improve his life: Dec 09, Austin Nauman rated it it was amazing. I would recommend this book to everyone just because it is a great story and you get to see if Eddie does overcome the conflict in the end.

We see the struggles Eddie faces living in Fresno, a city full of gangs and violence. I think students would be interested in this book for the street action inside: What is he implying? Throughout the book, he constantly runs away from his problems.

Soto takes things he sees and uses them in his stories. Someone made reference to how unrelenting it was, in contrast, to, say, Toni Mo Snapshot: Buried Onions from Gale. After he gets in that fight he realizes Angel will eventually come looking for him with his aunt’s gun. Copyrights Buried Onions from Gale.

Being judged by the color of one’s skin. We meet her only very briefly as a “girl-next-door” type who works at Eddie’s college cafeteria before she calls Eddie up one evening to come lounge by her pool.


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His favorite cousin was recently stabbed to death and his acquaintance is trying to kill Snapshot: Buried Onions Gary Soto Limited preview – Till this day I think about it, till this day people try to remind me of it, showing me there is no such thing as an escape.

A very interesting vantage point looking down on a young man on a bicycle. Want to Read saving…. They would consistently come to Eddie begging for his help, to the point where his aunt even tried to sneak him a gun, but just as continuously Eddie would ignore their pleas.

This book is about a guy named Eddie who is Hispanic, wasn’t wealthy and lived in a bad neighborhood. After what happened to his cousin, he is constantly accosted by his aunt to avenge his death.

He divides his time between Berkeley, California and his hometown of Fresno. He imagines, per the title, that there must be onions buried under his whole town, the sorrow is so ubiquitous. Another example that exploited this theme was when Eddie traveled to his godmother’s house towards the end of the story.