Tangerine – Edward Bloor


Edward Bloor has taught middle school and high school in Florida, where he lives with his wife and children. Tangerine is his first novel.

The book in one sentence: A 12-year-old soccer freak living under the shadow of his 17-year-old football star brother and trying to unearth the mysterious cause of his legally-blind eyes.

Who would you recommend it to: Boys. And girls who don’t mind reading lad lit.

OK bits: The part where a sinkhole sank the protagonist’s middle school; the part where he finally recalls the incident that nearly caused him to be blind; and the climax of the story. (Pretty gripping stuff for a young adult book!)

Boring bits: The beginning is not that great, but it gets better as it goes along.

Random review quote:

“Smart, adaptable, and anchored by a strong sense of self-worth, Paul makes a memorable protagonist in a cast of vividly drawn characters; multiple yet taut plotlines lead to a series of gripping climaxes and revelations. Readers are going to want more from this author.” — Kirkus Reviews

Verdict: I enjoyed it better than I thought I would; pretty good read. My only gripe is the way they butchered the football (as in the real football and not American football) terms in soccer – a goalkeeper is not a goaltender, and it’s not offsides, but offside. I mean, logically you can only be off one wrong side in a game; if you were off (both) sides it means you can’t win the game!


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jessie
    Feb 23, 2008 @ 06:26:43

    this book was really good and it should be a movie!!!

    nylusmilk: yeah, i can see it being a disney movie. 🙂


  2. India
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 00:32:56

    Definatly a good book! Not to mention a good disney movie!

    nylusmilk: oh, i didn’t know it’s made into a movie. wonder how it’s like. 🙂


  3. teresa cabral
    Apr 25, 2008 @ 22:19:56

    this book is really good but that girl above me is stupidd. this book isnt a movie you freak! but it is a good book 🙂

    nylusmilk: oh, i think i misunderstood her because in the previous comment above a commenter said it would make a great movie, and i said i could see it as a disney movie. i think she was echoing what i said, but i forget i said that in the first place. 😛

    anyway, yes, i like this book!


  4. Tyqueria
    May 01, 2008 @ 05:54:18

    this book is awesome! I read it in my class and loved it. It has a great storyline and exciting sequences. It’s one of those books you just don’t want to put down

    nylusmilk: i know! at first it was a little boring reading it, but once i got to the middle of it, i was racing through the book. 🙂 what a fun class you must have had.


  5. erika
    May 15, 2008 @ 05:53:43

    this book is awesome im reading it in class

    nylusmilk: i know! enjoy your class. 🙂


  6. Bella
    Dec 10, 2008 @ 06:52:23

    i thought it was astonishing and very keenly intimidating I thought the author could be a bit more discriptive.

    nylusmilk: what do you mean by astonishing and intimidating? it is those things but not descriptive enough??


  7. Annelise Jordan
    Feb 20, 2009 @ 00:17:33

    It’s a movie?! I kinda want to see that! I hope it’s good!

    I am reading this for school.


  8. Annelise Jordan
    Feb 20, 2009 @ 00:20:34

    Erika! Do you take FLVS?! 7th grade language arts with Mrs. Sarah Micheal? Or are you just reading this for school?

    Thanks, Annelise Jordan 😀 😛 ❤


  9. Max
    Feb 26, 2009 @ 06:41:39

    There should be a second book about Paul Fisher in Tangerine.

    nylusmilk: you could always do a fan fiction. 🙂


  10. Erika Johnson
    Mar 07, 2009 @ 06:19:34

    I HATED THIS BOOK!!! If you are planning on reading this book, DON’T!!! It is stupid!


    • Jenny
      Feb 02, 2010 @ 09:07:11

      Thankyou for voicing your oppinion, but dont you have better things to do than to write hate comments about something? I actually enjoyed this book, and if someone makes a movie out of it, it would be Awesome!


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