Tangerine by edward bloor summary

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tangerine by edward bloor summary

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

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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Paul Fisher , an eighth grader with bad eyes, is afraid of his older brother, Erik. He writes about the strange vision in his journal; this mysterious journal entry is how the diary-novel of Tangerine begins. Paul and his family are moving from Houston to Tangerine County, Florida—a region known for its tangerine groves. When they arrive, Paul sees piles of tangerine trees smoldering in great heaps. Many of the groves, it turns out, are being slashed and burned to make way for new housing developments like the one that the Fisher family moves into: Lake Windsor Downs, a sterile, wealthy development where all the houses the look the same. When they settle in, Mrs.

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A New Home

Paul Fisher is twelve years old when his family moves from Houston to Tangerine County, Florida, where his father is to be a civil engineer for the county. Paul's father and brother, Erik, have already gone to Florida, leaving Paul and his mother to make the drive alone. As they leave, Paul has a scene at the edge of his memory but can't quite pull it up. Paul enrolls in the Lake Windsor Middle School where he tries out for the soccer team. But when the coach discovers that Paul is legally blind, he removes him from the team despite Paul's obvious ability. The family soon realizes that the housing development where they are to attend is not perfect due to mistakes in the county's civil engineering department. There are also problems at the school, and when several of the portable buildings used for classrooms fall into a sinkhole, Paul has the change to transfer to another school - Tangerine Middle School.

Tangerine Book Summary and Study Guide. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Tangerine Paul is a teenager who lives at home with his distracted dad and his mean brother and his mom. He has just moved to this home in Tangerine and has started the school year. What is special about Paul is that he is legally blind. He can see with his glasses on, but without them he cannot. His brother told him that he stared into a solar eclipse when he was a kid an that is what messed up his eyesight.


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