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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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Eddie has a theory about Fresno, CA. He tries to forget the past and start over. Discussion about prejudice toward and beliefs about Latinos by other people in the community; discussion about the opportunity gap Level: Preview — Buried Onions by Gary Soto. Nov 28, Joseph Askharoun rated it really liked it.

Buried Onions

I liked Eddie’s perserverance but also the frank manner in which he approached his situation, and it gave me an appreciation for how difficult it is for Nineteen year old Eddie is attempting to buridd the barrio life he was raised in, but a lot of bad luck seems to follow him, and no matter what he does it seems he gets dragged down deeper into a lifestyle he is trying to escape.

So he decides to enroll sotoo the navy.


Jul 11, Justin rated it really liked it. Another theme the author expressed was not to run with the wrong crowd. Loneliness appears throughout the book mainly with Eddie.

It just hurts people who are already hurting, and will just die anyway, same as everyone else. Although these is some action and struggle, I don’t think it’s enough to hold most of my students’ attention, since most of it is later in the book, and the students have to wade through the first few chapters first.

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The main area of improvement was that there was minimal character development. I loved the characters and the roles they played. Gary Soto writes beautifully, with burief language and especially with metaphors and similes that make readers completely understand what he is describing. What is he implying?

In other words, the novel is very real. However, there was something missing in it for me.

It is painful but beautiful. It was either money, gangs, or stabbings. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, Poetry International, and Poetry, which has honored him w Gary Soto, born April 12,was raised in Fresno, California.

People he knows are in prison. His mother won’t help him out financially. It was about a young adult named Eddie.

Recently he has discovered that he enjoys baking cookies.

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Shearer Snippet view – Another could be how African Americans often blame their struggle on the white man. This is a story about a boy named eddie who lives in fresno.


In addition, female characters play only a superficial role in this text as a one night love interest, nagging aunt, or a cash strapped mom in another city. How can Eddie survive in this place and simultaneously get revenge for the death of his primo?

Buried Onions by Gary Soto

On her doorstep, Eddie brought tears to her burried not only due to his broken state but also because he was the last person to see Queenie, her dog, alive. This book follows the life of Eddie after buied cousin is killed. Sep 30, Taylor Lee rated it it was amazing. 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.

Another mark of an excellent writer which is evident throughout this book is the use of strong verbs.

I think that this book provided a serious look on the struggles of some monorities in a crime-infested city.