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Tangerine by Edward Bloor
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Tangerine (1997)

by Edward Bloor

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The book was really good. It was about a kid who didn't have a great vision and people including his parents treated him different for it. His brother was the star of the family and everyone loved him. It was really interesting and has a nice theme. ( )
  magely | May 3, 2019 |
This is about a family who moves to Tangerine, Florida. The boy in the family is very upset because he is given an IEP at his new school for not being able to see, even though he thinks he can see perfectly fine. The IEP causes him many issues, including preventing him from being able to play sports. ( )
  mckinzietangen | Feb 7, 2019 |
Summary: This novel is about a boy named Paul Fisher and his family moving from Houston to Tangerine County in Florida. Paul is the outcast of the family whereas Paul’s brother, Erik receives all the attention and love from his parents, especially on his football career. Due to Paul’s legally blindness, he is written an IEP that doesn’t allow him to play on the soccer team. After moving to a new school, Paul is able to play as a backup goalie for the team because they don’t have an IEP for him.

Personal summary: This is a great chapter book for kids to read to learn about what someone has to go through being legally blind and wanting to play sports but can't. Also, this is a great book for kids to read to learn more about individuals who are legally blind.
  courtneytosto | Nov 26, 2018 |
Wonderful YA novel set in dystopic Florida. Something is seriously messed up in the main character's family - can he face the truth and break free? Funny and moving. I love the way the landscape is so vivid and reflects the characters so well - its a character itself. ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |
RGG: Exciting, well-written. Middle-school centered; sports bent. Especially for boys. Very dark. A must-recommend.
  rgruberexcel | Aug 1, 2018 |
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Successful hills are here to stay.
Everything must be this way.
---The Doors, "The Soft Parade"
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Dedicated to Judy Bloor Bonfield
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The house looked strange. It was completely empty now, and the door was flung wide open, like something wild had just escaped from it. Like it was the empty, two-story tomb of some runaway zombie.
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Head of Guidance, Mr. Murrow, "...Kerri will act as your eyes, so to speak, until you've learned your way around campus." "I can see fine." He seemed genuinely surpirsed. "You can?" "Yes, sure. I've been to two classes already." "Well perhaps since you're new to our school, Kerri could take you around for the first day. What harm could that do?"

I didn't know what else to say. I didn't know how to describe the harm that that would do to me. Nothing more came out of my mouth. (p. 38)
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So what if he's legally blind? Even with his bottle-thick, bug-eyed glasses, Paul Fisher can see better than most people. He can see the lies his parents and brother live out, day after day. No one ever listens to Paul, though--until the family moves to Tangerine. In Tangerine, even a blind, geeky, alien freak can become cool. Who knows? Paul might even become a hero! Edward Bloor's debut novel sparkles with wit, authenticity, unexpected plot twists, and heart. The writing is so fine, the story so triumphant, that you just might stand up and shout when you get to the end. Hooray!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:12 -0400)

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Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

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