Friday, May 6, 2011
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
When the family moves to Florida, their new town of Tangerine adds to the mystery: the continual muck fires, disappearing koi, a student struck by lightning, and a massive sinkhole. Paul finds his way around these hazards as he joins the soccer team at Tangerine Middle School - the school on the other side of the figurative tracks from his middle class subdivision.
Paul is a clear-sighted and honorable character surrounded by a family absorbed in their own concerns and dreams. The mysteries and citizens of Tangerine provide a complex and rich world where Paul can seek his own place and perhaps a clearer view into his own past.
Author site: http://www.edwardbloor.net/b_tangerine.aspx