Buried Onions

by Gary Soto

The hard-hitting tale of one teen's struggle to survive in a violent community

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152062651
  • ISBN-10: 0152062653
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 12/01/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

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.

About the author
Gary Soto

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. Visit his website at www.garysoto.com.


"Soto's descriptions are poetic, and he creates deep feelings of heat and despair. A powerful and thought-provoking read."--School Library Journal