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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.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 1, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 015201246X
ISBN-13: 9780152012465
18 Book Reviews
  • olimpia5223
    olimpia5223over 3 years55 stars
    Awsome book. Teaches a lesson in how people can change over time and how when you make bad decisions how the consequences will come back to you in the end. Story a our the Fisher family who moved from Houston Texas to Tangerine County Florida. Read at my school.
    • damnijemimah
      damnijemimahover 3 years55 stars
      Tangerines is a wonderful book. It teaches a lesson on how the things you do will dosage have consequences. If you have a disability you should be able to participate and do the things you love. I would definitely recommend this book.
      • johnover 4 years
        i am cooler
        • money12
          money12almost 5 years44 stars
          the book is so funny and it makes you think about life
          • maymaylovesroon
            maymaylovesroonover 5 years55 stars
            So good! It's about a boy named Paul Fisher who's blind and doesn't know how he became blind. He hates it, because he's afraid people will tease him and because he's blind, he's not allowed to play soccer at one of the schools in his county. Loved it!
            • spider2001
              spider2001almost 6 yearsFeatured
              Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Tangerine is a story of Paul, who is legally blind. Even though he can't see very well, he still fights for the right to play soccer at his new school, Lake Windsor Middle School. However, the soccer coach tells Paul and his mother that Paul can not play because he was handicapped. Paul was sad, however, when his school is swallowed by a giant sinkhole, it gives him and his friend a chance to go to Tangerine Middle School. There, Paul is allowed to play Soccer, and meets new friends, as well. However, when Paul's evil brother Erik and his friend Author start to cause trouble, It's up to Paul and his friends to stand up for what they believe in. This book is spectacular! I really recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a inspirational story!
              • cameracraz
                cameracrazover 6 years55 stars
                Even though he’s blind without his thick glasses that make him look like a bug-eyed alien. Paul Fisher sees a world other don’t. They don’t see that he’s up to something. Paul’s family had just moved to Tangerine County, Florida. Where his brother gets an admission to a high class football school. Already his brother is perfect in front of his parents. Tangerine was a really good book . It had suspense, drama, and laughter. It’s a New York Times Bestseller and completely deserves it. Children from grades three to fifth would enjoy this book a lot. This book get four stars in my opinion. I think that Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a really good read.
                • pandy123
                  pandy123about 7 years44 stars
                  I loved this book once I read it. I loved how Paul changed throughout the book and his adventures in a new school.
                  • kcjkb
                    kcjkbabout 7 years
                    I really liked this book! SPOILER: I hate how Luis dies :'( But I love his bravery and how it make Paul a better person! I would recommend this for ages 11+
                    • mysterystar
                      mysterystarover 7 years33 stars
                      "I exploded. "No! No sir!" I yanked off my Coke-bottle glasses and shook them at him in rage. "There are questions that need to be answered about these! Am I such a stupid idiot fool that I stared at a solar eclipse for an hour and blinded myself?"" Tangerine is a story about a boy named Paul moving to Tangerine County. Paul is almost blind, he can only see due to his glasses. He dislikes his middle school yet loves playing soccer. He joins the middle school soccer team while his brother's a football player. Speaking about his brother, for some reason unknown Paul and his brother Erik hate each other, like "Look at me and I'll kill you," hate. It's unnecessary and the only reason it's there was to make Paul blind. Paul makes tons of dumb and brave decisions too, and I end up not liking him. The plot kept dragging on too, with unnecessary side plots everywhere. I get that the author wants to make a long book, but that's not how you make it better. There are some disturbing parts for younger kids (3rd grade) but overall is pretty kid-friendly. I give it a 3/5.