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ISBN13: 9780152057800
ISBN10: 0152057803
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bonniem , November 30, 2010 (view all comments by bonniem )
Tangerine By: Edward Bloor

Tangerine, this book describes the life of a teen-age boy named Paul, after his family moved to Florida. He played soccer, and he was a very good goalie. This book tells about his struggles to fit in, and still deal with his insane brother, Erik. In my opinion, this was a very boring book because there was never anything I found to be interesting happening. There were no entertaining actions going on, and it was all about feelings and emotions. Also there were too many descriptions that made the book seem like it was dragging on.
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gogdavis, July 13, 2009 (view all comments by gogdavis)
Flawless prose-- this is a novel that can be enjoyed by both parents and adolescents together. The story explores so many issues important to adolescents: alienation, coming of age, racism, classism, stereo-types, etc.; few won't be pulled in. It does start out a little slow but stick w/ it. The plot really picks up in the end. It’s difficult to find many books aimed at this age group that equally appeal to both males and females and this one definitely does it.
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Bloor, Edward
HMH Books for Young Readers
Family - Siblings
Situations / Special Needs
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Social Issues - Adolescence
Social Issues - Special Needs
Situations / Adolescence
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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from 4 up to 8
7.5 x 5 in 0.58 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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Product details 320 pages HMH Books for Young Readers - English 9780152057800 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Breaks the mold."
"Review" by , "Smart, adaptable, and anchored by a strong sense of self-worth, Paul makes a memorable protagonist in a cast of vividly drawn characters; multiple yet taut plotlines lead to a series of gripping climaxes and revelations. Readers are going to want more from this author."
"Review" by , "A richly imagined read about an underdog coming into his own."
"Synopsis" by , Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong. But no one listens to Paul — until his family moves to Tangerine. In this Florida town, weird is normal: Lightning strikes at the same time every day, a sinkhole swallows a local school, and Paul the geek finds himself adopted into the toughest group around: the soccer team at his middle school.

Maybe this new start in Tangerine will help Paul finally see the truth about his past — and will give him the courage to face up to his terrifying older brother.

Includes a reader's guide and an afterword by the author.

"Synopsis" by , Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he's not so blind that he can't see there are some very unusual things about his family's new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football-star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn't easy for Paul — until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.
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