Tangerine (Paperback)

Author: Bloor, Edward

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tangerine

on 6/3/2012

Edward Bloor’s award-winning novel Tangerine 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 it’s 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: 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 Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight. Read More

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Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint. Jr Lib Guild. *Author: Bloor, Edward *Publication Date: 2006/09/01 *Number of Pages: 312 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780152057800
SKU 202467832
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0152057803
Release Date 4/10/2007
Sales Rank 4846
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.75T
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"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."
"The slightly absurd edge to the comedy and the genuine humor of the banter in no way undercuts the force of the team's devotion and the bitter results of Erik's violence. Bloor is a promising new voice, and this is a richly imagined read about an underdog coming into his own."
"This is an exciting, suspenseful, and thought-provoking book that should be a hit with soccer-playing middle schoolers."
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Annotation Life changes for Paul, a 12-year-old who is nearly blind, when he and his family move to the strange town of Tangerine. By joining the local soccer team, Paul begins to emerge from the shadow of his overbearing, football-hero older brother, Erik. Paul's surprising success on the soccer field gives him the confidence to begin to remember the terrifying incident that almost destroyed his sight.
First Line The house looked strange. It was completely empty now, and the door was flung wide open, like something wild had just escaped from it. Like it was the empty, two-story tomb of some runaway zombie.
Editors Note Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint. Jr Lib Guild.
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Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0312
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