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ISBN13: 9780152057800
ISBN10: 0152057803
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Edward Bloor's award-winning novel grabs readers by the collar on the first page and never lets go. Tangerine, Florida — once known for its citrus groves — is now an uninhabitable quagmire of muck fires and school-swallowing sinkholes. Still, twelve-year-old Paul sees the move as a way to start anew, maybe even make a name for himself in middle school soccer — despite his father's obsession with his high-school-age brother Erik's future in football. Paul is visually impaired (without his Coke bottle glasses), but its everyone else who seems to be blind to Erik's dangerous nature.

Written as a series of Paul's journal entries, Tangerine is a gut-wrenching coming-of-age novel about truth, memory, culture, courage, social consciousness, classism, the environment... and soccer. Paul is a character well worth cheering for. Underdogs of the world, unite!

Awards: ABAs Pick of the Lists, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Horn Book Fanfare Selection, IRA Young Adults Choice, New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

Review:

"Breaks the mold." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"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." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Review:

"A richly imagined read about an underdog coming into his own." The Bulletin

Synopsis:

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:

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.

About the Author

EDWARD BLOOR is the author of four acclaimed novels. A former high school teacher, he lives near Orlando, Florida.

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152057800
Author:
Bloor, Edward
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
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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