Onions by Cy Young Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): When twelve-year-old “Onions” arrives at his new foster home in Lozen, Arizona, he brings with him only a skateboard and a lot of anger. After he spots an old lady and tries to snatch her purse, he learns the first of many lessons Sandrine, a retired circus performer, will teach him. From Sandrine he learns about the magic of books, the challenge of playing the trumpet, and, most of all, the importance of never giving up. Onions is a moving and inspiring story for all ages and everyone who believes in miracles… and love.

I received Onions by Cy Young in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book five out of five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This story is about the bond and friendship that blossoms between a twelve-year-old boy called Charles Wesley Onions and an eighty-year-old women called Sandrine Galano Fuller. The differences of age are set aside between the two when similarities start to form through interests and hobbies they both enjoy.

Sandrine tried to teach “Onions” right from wrong after the incident of trying to snatch her purse as his reason for doing so was that he can’t get a job, so Sandrine sets him to work with her every Saturday for a small amount of money by picketing about the Sports Dome the Mayor is looking to build in their town. There is an underlying problem which a lot of the public are not aware of about this Sports Dome, which Sandrine and Onions try to help make people aware by picketing outside with “Anti-Dome” flyers and a petition.

As they start to spend quite a lot of time together, they start to help one another in many ways, for example Sandrine helps Onions to play the trumpet, invest his time in reading all different kinds of books and to help improve his mood swing. Whereas, Onions helps Sandrine by doing odd bits and bobs around her house and challenging her at the french language.

To read about a troubled boy who has been pushed from pillar to post through foster homes, to find friendship and to become a better person by working with Sandrine Galano Fuller was beautiful, because of how the author, Cy Young, has written this story. I would love to read more material from this author!

I became invested in both of the main characters and really adored them, especially for helping one another and for the bond they created. I thought they were well-developed and it was interesting to find out about both of their backgrounds too.

I really enjoyed this story and glad I took my time to read it because there was a lot to this book in terms of information and what was happening within the story even though it wasn’t a very long book.

This was such a lovely feel-good story, which made me feel a lot of emotions ranging between happy and sad throughout. I would definitely recommend this to everyone to read!

Have you read Onions by Cy Young? If so, what were your thoughts? If not, does this sound like a book you’d like to read? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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