Tangerine

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 294 pages
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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 somevery 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 beneaththe 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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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

Themes: Bullying, intense sibling rivalry, disabilities (visual), tolerance/acceptance (class & race), soccer, adjusting to new environments. Great for middle school, but not an "easy" read. Read full review

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

Wow, what a dark novel for young adults. But I think the darkness was handled well. There's death and sociopathic personalities as a background to teamwork and growth. I'd like to see what else Edward Bloor has written. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
7
Section 4
13
Section 5
17
Section 6
22
Section 7
28
Section 8
35
Section 23
145
Section 24
148
Section 25
151
Section 26
152
Section 27
155
Section 28
160
Section 29
176
Section 30
203

Section 9
42
Section 10
46
Section 11
50
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
126
Section 22
133
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (1997)

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

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