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  • Tangerine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Edward Bloor
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    At a very young age, Paul Fisher suffered eye damage in a mysterious accident that he can't remember. But his thick glasses can't keep him from being a great soccer goalie for his middle school team. He is, however, overshadowed by his older brother Erik, a high school football star with an evil temper few people know about.

    Rebekah says: "Tangerine is an Exceptional Story"
    "great middle school book!"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Tangerine the most enjoyable?

    The narrator had the perfect hint of a Spanish accent when he was in character for the Tangerine Middles School kids and Luis, which made it believable to my Hispanic students.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Luis Cruz, he gives Paul something to think about, someone to respect and look up to. This is important for Paul, as he cannot look up to his brother and get no encouragement from his parents.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end where Paul finds his voice and comes forward. This is something that he works towards throughout the entire story, but never quite get to, until the end of the story. He realizes that staying quiet will allow Erik to once again get away with doing something very bad, and because he respected Luis so much, he could not look the other way again.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but could not due to everyday life :) I did finish it within 3 or 4 days.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story for middle schoolers. The themes of bullying, racism, and parents who don't pay attention or look the other way, make it a viable story for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader. I highly recommend it. I read it with 2 reluctant readers, and they both bought into the book very early on and were anxious to get to the end.

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