Tangerine

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Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
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Edward Bloor’s award-winning novelTangerinegrabs 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 it’s everyone else who seems to be blind to Erik’s dangerous nature. Written as a series of Paul’s journal entries,Tangerineis 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: ABA’s 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


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Very mysterious book, nice plot, a good book overall. - LibraryThing
... it is a good book not to long but easy to read. - LibraryThing
Edward wasn't just a writer, he was also a teacher. - LibraryThing
They have very similar plot to Tangerine. - LibraryThing

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Interesting....and weird. I read this along with my son as part of his summer reading. I'm sure a 13-year-old can relate to this book much better than I can right now. A good title for this book could ... Read full review

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User Review  - amydelpo - LibraryThing

Good book for boys -- middle school on up. No sex -- just a little violence -- some issues of belonging, bullying, difference. Also has themes of environmentalism and class. Read full review

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EDWARD BLOOR is the author many acclaimed novels, including Tangerine,nbsp;Crusader, nbsp;and Story Time . A former high school teacher, he lives near Orlando, Florida. Visit him online at www.edwardbloor.net .

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