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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One of my favorite scenes was the one where Eddie finally talks to coach about his problems.

Buried Onions by Gary Soto

Buried Onions from Gale. I would recommend this book because of all the lessons it provides for the reader.

Eddie’s also trying to make a living and realize the American Dream, although he’s beginning to think that’s just a fairy tale people tell their kids. This is most evident with author’s treatment of Norma, a girl Eddie knows from high school.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Trapped, it seems like a violent onion is the only way out for him. Buried Onions is a story that follows Eddie, a year-old Mexican-American teen who lives in the slums of Fresno, California.

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Blistered suggests uncomfortable heat and pain, also apparent in the setting. You had the antagonist that everyone hates and the protagonist that everyone burjed for.

This book can touch literally anyone in any situation. The characters were relateable because, again, they were realistic. But also, the bag of scavenged — or salvaged? The chapters sometimes run a bit tlong, Also, for all the talk of violence, there is very little in this story, which may disappoint students who were gung-ho about listening to a story read to them. This onion made us cry Teens With the Courage to Give: He leaves behind the crying world of garu barrio for something else…who knows what.

He imagines, per onilns title, that there must be onions buried under his whole town, the sorrow is so ubiquitous. He has just dropped out of community college, he had been a troubled kid being a gangster.

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He lost his cousin becuase he was into gangs and gang related violence. It’s not a little kid book where everyone holds hands and sing. He has no direction in life and feels trapped in buriee city of sorrow, poverty, and loneliness. He tries to find a new beginning for himself and start over.

The language would be difficult for students learning English because there is a lot of regional and cultural slang. I think there are a lot of lessons you can learn from this story that applies to kids onionw young adults. Loneliness is another theme I ran into. Follow Us on Facebook. Buried Onions Overview Gary Soto.


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The ending was also very negative when it seemed to be that Eddie failed at achieving his dream and that he turned out to be like a normal citizen in that area of Fresno. While hell-bent on avenging her son, Eddie’s Aunt relentlessly endeavors to convince him to work with a childhood friend so they can repay Jesus’ murder in kind.

For example, why is Eddie living alone? To compound his troubles, he is continually harassed by young hoodlums. It was either money, gangs, or stabbings.

Eddie gets arrested by buriee cops and finally decides that the only way to escape his awful life is to join the army. Despite the particularity of the matter, Soto manages to touch on universal themes simultaneously. Though this may be the case, Eddie is insistent about living an honest life while not getting involved in the violence.

It is a coming of age story.