Internal Message Of Tangerine By Edward Bloor

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Tangerine is a book by Edward Bloor about a boy who plays soccer. The main character moves to Florida for his parents’ jobs. While trying to fit in at his new home, a series of unfortunate events occur, bringing out the truth behind many characters and other story elements. Though Tangerine has a very interesting external story, the internal message of the story is very strong and is hinted at throughout the whole book, helping the reader see the theme come to life through the characters’ actions and words: never hide from the truth.
Once character that the author uses to develop the theme is Paul’s parents. It is first mentioned on page 39, where the Paul thinks to himself, “I used to tell people that I once stared too long at a solar eclipse.

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