Author: Edward Bloor
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Mystery and Suspense, Realistic Fiction
Loyalty, Soccer, Friends and Friendship, School Life, Siblings
Paul Fisher's older brother Erik is a high school football star, but to Paul he's no hero. Paul's own game is soccer, which he plays even though he has to wear thick glasses because of a mysterious eye injury.
When the Fishers move to Tangerine, Florida, Paul tries to make sense of things. Like why people live in a place where underground fires burn for years, a sinkhole swallows his school, and lightning strikes the same practice field everyday. Why he fits into the toughest group around, which just happens to be his new soccer team. And most of all, why no one but he can see the terrifying truth about Erik.
Praise for Tangerine
"Smart, adaptable, and anchored by a strong sense of self-worth, Paul makes a memorable protagonist in a cast of vividly drawn characters; multiple yet taut plot lines lead to a series of gripping climaxes and revelations. Readers are going to want more from this author." — Kirkus Reviews