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Harcourt Brace, 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 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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Very mysterious book, nice plot, a good book overall. - LibraryThing
Ambiguous, authentic ending. - 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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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Well that was seriously intense, amazing, even. Definitely not just a 'book for boys who like soccer' or even a 'book about a kid who's kind of blind.' The mystery and reveal are indeed huge. (Though ... Read full review

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User Review  - utbw42 - LibraryThing

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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About the author (1997)

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

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