Gary Soto Writing Styles in Buried Onions

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Point of View

Buried Onions is told from the point of view of a nineteen-year-old Hispanic boy who has lived in a barrio in Fresno his entire life. He has a depressing view of the world, because everywhere he goes he sees sadness and despair. He watches as friends he has known forever turn to drugs and getting stoned everyday. He sees his friends and family members killed shamelessly by perfect strangers for unexplainable reasons. Eddie tells the story of his escape from the barrio in the present tense, using a limited first person point of view. Many things that happen around him confuse him, and he says as much. When Eddie hears rumors, he does not know the truth nor is he ever able to find out the truth.

Just as Eddie is unsure whether he will ever make it out of the barrio, so too is the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Buried Onions from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.