Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tangerine

The dust jacket of this book sells you on the story by describing the town of Tangerine, FL as another planet where weird is normal. The description made me think Eerie, IN but in Florida.

Tangerine, FL is not another planet. There are some things which do seem out of the ordinary, but not necessarily weird. Of course the story is told from the point of view of a 12 year old Paul Fisher. Paul and his family has just moved to Tangerine and it is very different from his previous home. Perhaps to him it is another planet.

Paul is legally blind but can see with glasses. He can play soccer and is surprisingly good. The story follows Paul as he deals with common problems as he grows up and encounters new people.

I gave up on the book half way through. There were long descriptions of athletic games and I became extremely bored. I kept with the book because there did seem to be a small mystery underneath. Boredom won out and it's going back to the library.

Book Rating: 2.5 stars.

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