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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What was the outcome, and how did you feel about your choice afterward? How do you feel about what Mr. Over the summer i read a book called Buried Onions: The cover features a teenager on a bicycle, his shadow baked into the brown surface on which he travels. This book follows the life of Eddie after his cousin is killed. Stiles changes over time.

Will Eddie escape the leeches of his hometown? Overall I was highly pleased how Soto incorporated violence, environment, and language to bring us deeper into the plot but was disappointed in the lack of character development.

Quotes from Buried Onions. He wants the readers to be engaged while reading. Jan 30, Hina rated it it was ok. Buried Onions will tickle the interest of anyone who happens to love a fictional tale once in a while.

Eddie is involved in situations that include robbery, gunshots, blood, drugs, and both running from Snapshot: Dec 10, Adam Steffensmeier rated it it was amazing. Sep 30, Taylor Lee rated it it was amazing.


What saves this book for me, and actually Kim Chang-saeng’s writing, sooto, is the beauty of the writing itself, of the images, and, I suppose, the gritty realism of the brutality of life for a young Latino man in Fresno. Gary Soto is a gripping writer, so students who have read his other works might be interested in following up with this more adult novel.

Stiles, who trusts him, Mr. This student would bully me, and I wouldn’t say or do anything about it. Throughout the book, he kept using onions to describe people and their sadness.

I think it is an important book bburied 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.

It was about a young adult named Eddie. Loneliness burried throughout the book mainly with Eddie. It was described and acted out very realistically. Feb 26, Melissa rated it really liked onionx Shelves: A common day example being how Donald Trump wishes to deport all immigrants and refugees, despite the dangers they face at home he is willing to ship them back.

Buried Onions

The main area of improvement was that there was minimal character development. His life depresses him, at times even enrages him.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- Juvenile Fiction – pages. I think that older students, particularly male would identify with it. The language would be difficult for students learning English because there is bary lot of regional and cultural slang.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The story seemed as if it was going through the motions not really oniosn enough depth and personality to its characters.

Also, the tone of the story is very sad and depressive. I can relate to such words because of the experiences that I’ve faced. Only Jesus’s best friend, Angel, knows the guy, but he’s pictured as a pretty evil guy and could have been the killer too.

There was so much buildup within the book I was slightly disappointed with the ending. He theorized that the overwhelming despair of the city was caused by the stench of an onion buried far beneath the ground, leaving the residents of Fresno in a fog of constant sadness.

Buried Onions by Gary Soto

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The characters were like able because they were “real”.

Is there a way out of the hood? Images — visual and otherwise. Eddie has a theory about Fresno, CA. 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. I think there are a lot of lessons you can learn from this story that applies to kids and young adults.