Tangerine

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 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
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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  - Sophia Benitez - Goodreads

I'm still reading it but it's so awful I've been avoiding it. A fire that doesn't go out? The WHOLE book was SO boring! Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
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PART 1
5
PART 2
95
PART 3
201
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

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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