Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By: Edward Bloor
This is one of my all-time favorite young adult novels. It has many levels that will interest the more mature reader, and has a wonderful storyline with characters that will totally draw you in. Twelve-year-old Paul is legally blind, but is a mean soccer goalie in Tangerine, Florida. His family has recently moved there, and Paul is hopeful that he can start over at a new middle school. Paul’s father is obsessed with helping his older brother Erik get a football scholarship to a good college. It seems that Paul is the only person who can see how dangerous Erik really is. This is a wonderful coming of age book, and Paul is a character totally worth rooting for.
Tangerine has won awards from the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, and the New York Public Library, among others.