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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Overall, Buried onions is a well-written book.

View the Lesson Plans. The protagonist has lost his cousin to violence, and one of his best friends is stabbed in the story. Order our Buried Onions Study Guide. And garj the same time he’s afraid to leave the only life he’s known. Eddie’s aunt is trying to get him to kill the person who killed her mijoher son. This book sets a sito example of how a person should react to all of this negativity.

I would recommend this book because it is inspiring and a good read. He didn’t want to be just another child who was mediocre. To ask other readers questions about Buried Onionsplease sign up. Eddie is also nineteen years old in this book so most high school students would be able to relate and understand the book a little better just based off of Eddie’s age. It was very realistic and everything seems to flow in the story. I also enjoyed the English translations in the back of the book, which really assisted my understanding since I am not a Spanish speaker.


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. Soto is also trying to tell his readers to follow your dreams.

Gary Soto’s stories take me down unexpected paths, and I’m never disappointed with where I end up. To compound his sotl, he is continually harassed by young hoodlums. Soto often mixed humor with his vivid and tattered setting descriptions. Violence, gangs, staying out of trouble, prejudice On the first page we learn that his cousin has been murdered. Read more from the Study Guide. I would have liked for there to be more of obions solid conclusion.

Is there a way out of the hood? The book will be best appreciated by those who have developed a certain sophistication in reading imagery. It is a very good location because there is a lot of poverty in Fresno, California and the ghetto there is the perfect setting for the book.

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Eddie was my favorite and maybe the coach too because he is so inspirational and great leader for Eddie. Here is one for boys, especially reluctant readers. I think any student who lives in an urban area can identify with Eddie and his struggles.

He has just dropped out of community college, he had been a troubled kid being a gangster. In the end, with his money gone and a dangerous gang member stalking him, Eddie’s only choice is to join the military and hope that they can give him a better future than the one Fresno seems to offer. It fit woto the author was trying to do, which was show some one trying to make a difference in the midst of violence and hatred.


Just wait until you read the book Buried Onions.

The first page does an excellent job describing a gqry, aimless setting filled with death and despair. Thats what real life is like for people tied up inside of gang-life in Southern California.

Buried Onions

Soto has more gwry imagery than other books I’ve read recently. Student s in mind: Nevertheless, Eddie is a pretty lonely guy, he even reaches a state where he considers the cockroaches that infested his home, to be his “homies”.

Also, the tone of the story is very sad and depressive. References to this book Reading Specialists in the Real World: What role does the armed forces play? Jun 03, Alex Larsen rated it liked it Shelves: But also, the bag of scavenged — or salvaged?

Though he tries so hard to escape they just won’t sotto him. Make a time line or a comic of each major event, remember to include important dialogue and clear pictures. Jan 17, Carly rated it buriwd it. Lists with This Book.