About the book
Edward Bloors novel Tangerine grabs readers on the first page and never lets go. Tangerine, Florida—once known for its citrus groves—is now an uninhabitable place of muck fires and sinkholes. Still, Paul sees the move as a way to start a new life, maybe even make a name for himself in middle school soccer. Despite his father’s obsession with his high-school-age brother Erik’s future in football. Paul is visually impaired (without his Coke bottle glasses), but it’s everyone else who seems to be blind. Written as a series of Paul’s journal entries,Tangerine is a gut-wrenching novel about bravery, courage,and soccer. Paul is a character well worth cheering for. Underdogs of the world, unite!