Feb 24, Jeanna rated it liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Eddie lives in a tired barrio, filled with gang violence and poverty. However, he dreams of getting out. Hes working to keep himself on the path that will hopefully one day take him out of his situation.
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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.
Review From Amazon. Com : Eddie can always smell onions in the air--the sharp bitter odor of hopelessness and anger that haunts the poor side of Fresno. This onion made us cry.
Tears leapt from our eyelashes and stained our faces. But when his cousin is killed, his aunt urges him to seek out and punish the murderer. To avoid the pressure building in his neighborhood, Eddie takes a landscaping job in an affluent suburb. There is no tidy closure--certainly no happy ending--to this bleak novel. But that is exactly what gives Buried Onions its strong, acidic flavor. In spare but always striking prose, Soto has written an unrelentingly grim story that teens will savor because it rings true.
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