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
"This excellent recording will bring new fans to a book that has become a YA classic." (School Library Journal)
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.
My son had to read for school and I read it afterwards. It was a wonderfully written, easy to follow and understand book. It is one of those books that sticks with you and we all can relate to in some way, shape or form. We know a kid with "issues", we know a kid who thinks he's better than everyone else and we know those parents who will do anything to pretend that their child is perfect until that child finally does something that is out of your hands and the law takes over. Don't walk through life with a blindfold over your eyes. Really enjoyed this book!! Great book for 15+ to read as they can relate as well.
I had read this book 10 years ago with my 7th grade class; I loved it then and I live it now. It's a great heroes take about courageously doing the right thing. I recommend to any advent readers. It was excellently written and excellently narrated. The narration especially was great. He developed each character which made it easy to follow along and know who was speaking.
It was a very good book that you can reflect upon as a person. It was very exciting once you got passed the first chapter which was not nearly as intriguing as the remainder of the book
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