Unit 2 Novel Choices
Block 2 and 5

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Tangerine-Paul is a middle schooler who is tired of everyone thinking his brother is a hero. He knows the real truth about his cruel brother. Paul is a great soccer goalie in Texas, but when his family moves to Tangerine, Florida things begin to change a lot for Paul. He finds himself living in a lightening zone, his school falls into a sinkhole, and he ends up going to the "bad" school of the county. However, Paul makes true friends and learns what it means to be different. When his brother makes a cruel mistake (or was it) the truth about Paul's past is revealed.

Red Kayak by Patricia Cummings

Red Kayak-Brady loves life on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends J.T. and Digger. But developers and rich families are moving into the area, and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about the changes. Tragedy strikes when the DiAngelos’ kayak overturns in the bay, and Brady wonders if it was more than an accident. Soon, Brady discovers the terrible truth behind the kayak’s sinking, and it will change the lives of those he loves forever.

please vote for your first choice as number 1, second choice as 2

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

City of Ember-The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever!

please vote for your first choice as number 1, second choice as 2, and third choice as 3

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