Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 1997.
The novel Tangerine is a story about a middle schooler who has recently moved to a strange new town in Florida. In Tangerine County, Florida, a sinkhole swallows the local middle school, lightning strikes at the same place everyday, and underground muck fires blaze everywhere. When the main character, Paul Fisher, learns the dark secrets of his conceited older brother, he learns to stand up for himself and his beliefs.
I personally loved the book. It has a lot of suspense and is a very easy, laid-back read. Tangerine is great to read aloud and has many exciting themes.
~Review by my niece G, age 13
- American Library Association Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
- Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination for Best Young Adult Novel, 1998
- American Booksellers Association Pick of the List, 1997
- New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 1997Source: EdwardBloor.net The Official Site of Author Edward Bloor: http://www.edwardbloor.net/