Bloor, Edward, 1950-

Paperback - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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. Includes author's afterword and reader's guide.

Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt, 2006
Edition: 1st Harcourt pbk. ed
ISBN: 0152057803
Branch Call Number: J FIC B
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 01, 2014
  • AdrianaPaola rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I read this book in my free time and it turned out to be a very good book but the situations that happened in the book and the way the family were it was very sad. Besides that it was a great book!

Jun 18, 2014
  • FindingJane rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

With foreshadowing that happens in the very first chapter, it doesn’t take much to realize this story is going to be much darker than most coming-of-age tales. The novel features a character given to weird flashes of memory that seem almost like blackouts (until a moment when he actually does lose consciousness). But the oddness doesn’t begin or end there.

Charting a rather grimmer path into mundane adolescence than would be expected for a book listed as for ages 10 and up, Tangerine shows the fluidity of memory, the stress of fitting in, the wish to stand out and the strain that growing up can mean for people. Every character is carefully written, with the adults given almost as much space for their individual dramas as the children are. The protagonist, Paul Fisher, is a boy with so much internal drama going on inside him you wonder how he’s able to stand upright and function on a daily basis. He’s got secrets, layers and an inner strength even he is unaware of until it comes time for him to speak out and tell what he knows.

Powerful and haunting, "Tangerine" is an uneasily powerful book with dark themes that are belied by its innocent title and a shocking denouement. This is most certainly not a children’s book.

Dec 26, 2013
  • chewarner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I usually do not read realistic fiction, but this is an exception for me. I remember my 8th grade English teacher reading this to us and I loved it. I think it would make a great movie.

Jul 27, 2012
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

reaad this for schoool and i think its amazing ' its a really amazing book you should read this

Jul 09, 2012
  • Dandoona1999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book. I had to read it for school, and did it very willingly. It's not something I'd normally pick up, but with the soccer themes and the relatable character, I did, and I don't regret it. :D

Jul 06, 2012
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although i read this for school, i still really liked it!

Jun 07, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book was written well and it deals with a lot of social issues. the reason why paul needs glasses is horrifying!!!!! i felt soooo bad!!

Sep 28, 2011
  • hqearth rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really loved this book. It deals with bullying, loss and moving. Its written very well.


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Jul 27, 2012
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