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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.390090
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
  • ikyra_marie
    ikyra_marieWednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    This is a great book.Although it had some disturbing parts(for me) I enjoyed it and thought it was very interesting and very well written.Read it!:D
    • artlover02
      artlover02Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm55 stars
      I love this book so, so, so, much.Paul shows that if your brave you can do anything and I think that's really important.
      • ssushi
        ssushiThursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm11 star
        This book was horrible!! It is about a boy with glasses trying to play soccer. I like soccer, but all the games were in wayyyyy to much detail. There is a lot of unrealistic violence between the main character and his brother. LOTS of it.
        • paoje
          paojeThursday, October 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm22 stars
          I had to read this book for school. It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst. I didn't understand the end very well but most of the book was ok.
          • danim
            danimMonday, September 30, 2013 at 9:04 am
            This book is interesting and it has mystery in it. This book is about a family who moves to a county in Florida named Tangerine. Even though at first it may start off kind of boring, the book gets better as you go. This book involves friendship. and courage.
            • gurtn
              gurtnMonday, September 30, 2013 at 9:01 am
              This book is interesting and contains a lot of twists. Overall, it was 't that good because it was kind of predictable and the ending was very abrupt. The autor should haave explained more about what happened to Paul.
              • princessmango
                princessmangoSaturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm
                I am not a person to read a certain gender book. I don't mind reading boy or girl book. The book is at first difficult to understand but if you just hang in there every thing will certainly make sense. You have to make inferences this way you can stay in the book.i can't wait to read the other adventurers of Paul fisher!
                • directioner101
                  directioner101Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm55 stars
                  very good book quite mysterious too