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.
By Gary Soto
Paperback: 128 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (December 1, 2006)