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Buried Onions by Gary Soto
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Sep 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: communities, multi-cultural, realistic-current, urban, ya

Intense and gritty may be overused adjectives for depictions of life in urban barrios, but in the should have been saved for this book. This is a first-person story of making it day-to-day with few resources but an abundance of obstacles and ever-present threats. Told with such authentic voice and detail that I could see the fly walking across the table and smell the diner, it offers a first-hand look at lives many of us never see. Gary Soto preserves dignity while portraying reality.
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