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Buried Onions

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ISBN13: 9780152062651
ISBN10: 0152062653
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Eddie's father, two uncles, and best friend are all dead, and it's a struggle for him not to end up the same way. Violence makes Fresno wallow in tears, as if a huge onion were buried beneath the city. Making an effort to walk a straight line despite constant temptations and frustrations, Eddie searches for answers--and discovers that his closest friends may actually be his worst enemies.
     Includes a reader's guide and a glossary of Spanish words and phrases.

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On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, 19-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself drawn back into the cycle of violence.On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, 19-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself drawn back into the cycle of violence.

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On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, 19-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself drawn back into the cycle of violence.

About the Author

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 Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California.
www.garysoto.com

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hoagtown, November 20, 2007 (view all comments by hoagtown)
Buried Onions is a very compelling story. The main character Eddie is faced with very tough life circumstances. It would be easy to write a book about how he "puts his nose to the grindstone" and all turns out well. That is not reality folks, and Soto does a great job of portraying how life really is in the barrio. Yes, the story is bitter, but wouldn't you be bitter too if you couldn't catch a break?
I think that everyone should give this book a read. It tells you a tale of a person who is extremely reaslistic and who is a person many of us will never get to meet personally. Listen to the story that Soto has to tell you. Learn from Eddie and, if nothing else, gain a new appreciation for all that you have in your life.
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venechilian, July 30, 2007 (view all comments by venechilian)
This book was just depressing. It just sucks the life out of you. The main character does nothing but mope about their life. This book is completely pesimistic and at no point tries to make things better. It was just painful to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152062651
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.29 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, 19-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself drawn back into the cycle of violence.On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, 19-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself drawn back into the cycle of violence.
"Synopsis" by , On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, 19-year-old Eddie is just trying to get by. All he wants is to forget his violent past, hold down a job, and walk a straight line. But after his cousin's murder, Eddie finds himself drawn back into the cycle of violence.
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