By Edward Bloor

Harcourt Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780152057800, 312pp.

Publication Date: September 2006

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he's not so blind that he can t see there are some "very" unusual things about his family's new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn t easy for Paul until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, "anything" is possible.

About the Author
EDWARD BLOOR is the author many acclaimed novels, including Tangerine, Crusader, and Story Time. A former high school teacher, he lives near Orlando, Florida. Visit him online at www.edwardbloor.net.

Praise For Tangerine

"Smart, adaptable, and anchored by a strong sense of self-worth, Paul makes a memorable protagonist . . . multiple yet taut plotlines lead to a series of gripping climaxes and revelations."--Kirkus Reviews
 "A richly imagined read about an underdog coming into his own."--The Bulletin