Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Review Written by Guest Blogger Kenzie
Paul Fisher has always been known as Eclipse Boy because his brother Erik told everyone he looked into the sun and that was why he had such huge glasses. The thing is, he never remembers looking at the sun or at a solar eclipse. When his family moves to yet another house, he has to listen to his dad and brother talk on and on about what he calls “The Erik Fisher Football Dream”. All he wants to do is get away from that and play soccer, but a few things are blocking his way to soccer. His dad doesn’t care about his sport at all because all he cares about is “The Erik Fisher Football Dream”. Also, his new school, Lake Windsor Middle, gets destroyed in a sinkhole. He then moves to Tangerine Middle and gets to play on the soccer team, but the people on that team are pretty tough. Soon he befriends them, but some things around his house start to get weird. His neighbors start reporting robberies in their houses. Soon enough, Paul learns the truth of what happened to his eyes.
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What Kenzie Thought of Tangerine
I thought this book was really good. It wasn’t my favorite book but it definitely kept my excited throughout the entire book. Seriously I couldn’t put the book down! Edward Bloor is an amazing author and I would love to read more of his books. Since I always had my nose stuck in this book, it took very little time for me to finish it. Tangerine has 294 pages of amazing detail, so it isn’t short but it doesn’t take a long time to finish it. This story at times can be a bit difficult to follow. This book was given 3.6/5 stars on http://www.goodreads.com with a total of 15,430 votes! It shows the relationship of two brothers and has a magnificent example of favoritism.
I will always remember this book by the differences between all the other books I have read. It was a nice change reading a book that really shocked me at the end just like the Harry Potter series did.