Gary Soto, Author Harcourt Children’s Books $17 (p) ISBN 2 Though the “”buried onions”” analogy of the title is a tad overworked–Eddie. When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself as a Mexican American living in a violence-infested neighborhood of. In Buried Onions, what did Mr. Stiles do at the end of Chapter 6? At the end of Gary Soto. A Summer Life. Gary Soto. Small Town with One Road. Gary Soto.

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If you like books about adventure in life, I would definitely recommend this book.

This is a story about a boy named eddie who lives in fresno. How can Eddie survive in this place and simultaneously get revenge for the death of his primo?

Eoto think it onons an important book because of the questions it raises, but for some reason I could never really relate to Eddie’s character, and so it was difficult to become captivated by his story. I struggled to push on, waiting for Eddie to finally find some kind of solution or salvation, but it never comes. He tries to forget the past and start over. Jul 11, Justin rated it really liked it. There are many themes throughout this book, I feel like you could receive so many messages from it.

Jan 07, Taliah rated it really liked it. They paint an excellent picture for the reader, and also bufied with them connotations that can be applied to the setting in general.


Buried Onions by Gary Soto

Student s in mind: Eddie gets arrested by the cops and finally decides that the only way to escape his awful life is to join the army. Furthermore the dialect and voices of the characters matched the speakers and the setting, a problem I sometimes notice in my own writing. You should rise above it and make your way in a good life.

Eddie, due to the fact that Angel is a cholo, believes that Angel had murdered Jesus and that he came up with that story so inions could get close enough to Eddie to kill him as well. Which did you choose?

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May 10, Blake Evans rated it liked it. You can tell from the first page that Eddie is reflective and thoughtful. His mother won’t help him out financially.

In my opinion I believe that the plot was very realistic.

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Buried Onions

While Eddie would not have thought of that himself, because he is als Eddie lives in a tired barrio, filled with gang violence and poverty. One thing that I liked throughout the book was the language. May 11, Kylie rated it really liked it. The protagonist has lost his cousin to violence, and one of his best friends is stabbed in the story. Is this a book of character rather than a book of incident, to use the terms we’ve been discussing for short stories?

His life depresses him, at times even enrages him.

The book doesn’t have a traditional plot arc, and there is a lot of Spanish in it. Quotes from Buried Onions.


Through this city, violence roamed the streets leaving a terrible trail of victims in its wake; and among these victims was Jesus, Eddie’s cousin.

This book may be full of negativity, but it shines a light at the end of the tunnel leading to a life of positivity, happiness, and friends and family that are positive. It was also a easy read. 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.

At first I wasn’t so sure why he chose Fresno but then as you begin to read further into the story and read the details the author puts in the story about Fresno, the city fits the plot perfectly. Why does Solomon suddenly want to beat up Eddie? Stiles’ truck and drops by his appartment and the truck gets stolen. Many people can relate to Eddie in a variety of ways. It fit what the author was trying to do, which was show some one trying to make a difference in the midst of violence and hatred.

Over the summer i read a book called Buried Onions: I do have a real “snapshot,” too, a visual one: