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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Buried Onions will tickle ohions interest of anyone oonions happens to love a fictional tale once in a while. Quotes from Buried Onions. Soto takes things he sees and uses them in his stories. However, he dreams of getting out. It was either money, gangs, or stabbings. Overall, Buried onions is a well-written book. Burid, who is afraid to play basketball in his neighborhood because of gangs, would enjoy this book, as would Robert, who is at a crossroads in life between staying on the right path or continuing dangerous tendencies.

Without a sense of hope or closure for this character, the novel is both realistic and depressing. Someone made reference to how unrelenting it was, in contrast, to, say, Toni Morrison.

I l Buried onions was honestly a very good book in my opinion.

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Stenciling house numbers on sidewalks for spare change, he barely has enough to eat, and cockroaches are slowly taking over his apartment. Despite the particularity of the matter, Soto manages to touch on universal themes simultaneously. He has no direction in life and feels trapped in a city of sorrow, poverty, and loneliness.

Or will he get sucked in, just as many of his peers have, adding to the violent and deceitful environment that is Fresno? As a result, we get almost laughable sentences like, when Eddie refers to a couple of cops, “they smelled like hamburgers and hate”. I thought this book had no resolution and was too gritty to be enjoyable.


High school, Advanced English-language readers What does the military symbolize to the residents in South Fresno?

Also, because i had to read it for our summer reading project.

He’s finding that no matter how straight he tries to live, Fresno’s environment will always drag him into trouble. Although as many of Eddie’s dreams end as begin, he continues to look for opportunities. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

In the book it never gives an exact date, but it seemed very modern and the book was written in so I come to believe it was around Nov 28, Joseph Vy rated it really liked it.

Jul 11, Justin rated it really liked it.

At 19, Eddie has successfully bugied getting involved in gangs in his hometown of Fresno, although many of his old friends and family members have not.

Lastly, at the very end of the story, Eddie comes across a past character, and from his presence and burier position on the onion, farm causes him to think of his time in Fresno. 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.

Trying to get out. I would recommend it for more mature students who are advanced or persistent readers. If I had to choose a specific group it would be teenagers.

Buried Onions by Gary Soto

I do believe that the city fits the plot perfectly. In the end, with his money gone and a dangerous gang member stalking him, Eddie’s only choice is to Eddie always smells the scent of onions in the air–the sharp bitter odor of hopelessness and anger that haunts the poor side of Fresno. Order our Buried Onions Study Guide. Eddie has the aura of a defeated man. He begins by saying how many people he cared for are dead. Do you think Eddie makes the right choices?


There are many them You thought your life was a mess? Oct 13, Jasmin Pena rated it really liked it. Earlier in life he was more interested in sniffing glue, inhaling sp I’m not sure why I’m putting this on the children’s shelf. What is the essential question or problem of the book?

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This onion made us cry He is trying to keep his appartment by Buried Onions is a book about a mexican guy named Eddie, who lives in the run down part of Fresno, California. The only thing that seems odd or missing was a happy ending, but that’s what gives this book a realistic feeling because sometimes life doesn’t give you a happily ever after ending. Jul 13, Onioons rated it really liked it. I think this is totally worthwhile, but I wonder how many of these words would be looked up and how many just skipped.

How does the author use these vehicles to tell the story of Eddie? The novel came together in a very poetic way, and I feel that it is for this reason, rather than the bleak themes, that the novel deserves an older skto adult audience; in many ways the book poses questions instead of answers.

You have to except what happened and just move on with life.

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