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Tangerine | [Edward Bloor]

Tangerine

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

When a huge sinkhole swallows half his school, Paul enrolls at Tangerine Middle and struggles to fit in. While his brother's football heroics make headlines, Paul simply fights for playing time on the soccer field. But as the year goes on, shocking secrets emerge that change the Fisher family forever.

This remarkable, award-winning book received glowing reviews in numerous publications and landed atop most reading lists. Ramon de Ocampo's skillful narration captures a full cast of diverse and well-developed characters as several gripping plot lines wind toward a startling conclusion.

©1997 Edward Bloor; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This excellent recording will bring new fans to a book that has become a YA classic." (School Library Journal)

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    Rebekah Turner, OR, USA 11-22-09
    Rebekah Turner, OR, USA 11-22-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Tangerine is an Exceptional Story"

    Excellent story with high level of interest for teenagers. Strong heroic character must overcome the facades put in place by his family because they refuse to see the truth about his evil older brother. Ironically, the main character is legally blind but sees so much more than those around him who choose to be blind. This story reads almost like a science fiction but is realistic fiction with a very satisfying conclusion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Felicity Kaohsiung, Taiwan 03-21-10
    Felicity Kaohsiung, Taiwan 03-21-10 Member Since 2009

    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway

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    "Wow!"

    At first at thought it was interesting, then things started to get a little boring in the middle. But I thought it was wonderful in the end. I like the whole plot, the whole story. Loved it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jewell Moore, OK, United States 03-07-13
    Jewell Moore, OK, United States 03-07-13
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    "Great time listening on roadtrip w family"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tangerine to be better than the print version?

    it was an easy read for the kids but listening let them use their imagination


    What other book might you compare Tangerine to and why?

    not sure


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

    yes, our family did driving to Loretta Lynn's in Tennessee


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laslick PLANTATION, FL, United States 08-07-12
    laslick PLANTATION, FL, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "great middle school book!"
    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Becca rio rancho, nm, United States 12-11-12
    Becca rio rancho, nm, United States 12-11-12
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    "Mid schoolers over here"
    What made the experience of listening to Tangerine the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable part is getting lost in ramon's voice and in the story. Time flies!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul of course. he is so wise and witty.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard to adjust to the narrators cadence and voice inflections at first. Later in the book when more characters are introduced, Ramon really comes alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindee Pocatello, ID, USA 03-25-09
    Lindee Pocatello, ID, USA 03-25-09
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    "Good audio, but would like a chapter guide."

    I would love to have a guide that goes with the audio since there are no preset bookmarks. My students are listening in class, and I spend a lot of time trying to fast-forward or rewind for my classes.
    The reader is fairly good. Overall, the students enjoy listening to this reader.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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