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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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But one fateful day he pushed his luck causing me to snap, I wrapped my hands around his neck and somewhere down the line he soti three gashes on the side of his neck.

Soto’s poetic use of language he is, after all, a poet by trade sometimes feels ham-handed. Incredibly vivid and remarkably readable writing. I thought it was really good. This book can touch literally anyone in any situation. He runs into his old freind from school who tells him about his time in the navy.

Sagging suggests depression, defeat, hopelessness, lack of energy and enthusiasm, all of which are evident in the setting and its inhabitants. This book also paints violence in a very brutal way and does not glorify it at all.


The whole book is negative towards the conflict and it is wanting Eddie to do the onionss thing throughout the whole book. The tone was very negative a lot of the book because there was always something or someone to worry about. The poor kids and the gangsters where the crime rate is high, that’s kind of how it is labeled.

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His mother won’t help him out financially. The first page does an excellent job describing a morose, aimless setting filled with death and despair.

The book will be best appreciated by those who have developed a certain sophistication in reading imagery. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A valuable tale, its one that makes no concessions. Is this a book of character rather than a book of incident, to use the terms we’ve been discussing for short stories? Feb 24, Jeanna rated it liked it.

Being judged by the color of one’s skin. Stiles, who trusts him, Mr.

Eddie has the aura of a defeated man. Do you think Eddie is a victim of circumstances, or do you think he made choices that brought him to this place in life? Nevertheless, Eddie is a pretty lonely guy, he even reaches a state where he considers the cockroaches that infested his home, to onipns his “homies”.


For example, many men run oinons when they find out that they are going to be a father because they are scared.

Eddie gets arrested by the cops and finally deci Eddie has a hard life. He writes the experiences teens go through.

Buried Onions

Jul 11, Justin rated it really liked it. While Eddie would not have thought of that himself, because he is als Eddie lives in a tired barrio, filled with gang violence garj poverty. This book sets a good example of how a person should react to all of this negativity.

Personally, a while back I got into a fight injuring a fellow student.

Buried Onions by Gary Soto

I enjoyed the way the author wrote this book. There’s a glossary in the back, but for non-Spanish-speaking students, the abundance of foreign words could still be an impediment.

Soto often mixed humor with his vivid and tattered setting descriptions. I believe Eddie did want to and tried to turn his life around and make a name for himself. It was done realistically, subtly, and emotionally, an excellent combination. Buried Onions by Gary Soto.