As an option for paul he was offered a spot in a new junior high called Tangerine middle school, Paul chose to attend Tangerine Middle as a fresh new start which included no IEP. When Paul had arrived at Tangerine Middle he had heard many rumors about gangs and how all of the students who attended Tangerine middle where bad news and he was advised not to get involved with them. He still ended up going to Tangerine middle and being escorted around school by a girl named Theresa Cruz. Theresa introduced Paul to all of her friends which in the beginning where not the greatest of people yet Paul saw their real personality deep down on the inside and eventually became quite good friends with all of them. Paul had ended up asking Ms. Bright, the coach of Tangerine Middles soccer team to be on the soccer team and a surprise to Paul she had said yes.
This did not allow Paul to play soccer for the middle school due to the IEP stating his vision problems. This infuriated Paul because he did not have the choice to play for his school’s soccer team. “Mom, you ruined my life at Lake Windsor Middle when you turned in that IEP. This is your chance to un-ruin it! Dad, I don’t mind if you
A tangerine is not only a citrus fruit, but also a county in Florida that is home to Paul Fisher and his older brother Erik. In the novel titled Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Paul Fisher, the protagonist, is not only bullied at school, but also at home by his brother, while having to live in the house where his dad lives in the illusion of the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.” In this new county that Paul moves to, he constantly has to put up with natural disasters like muck fires and sinkholes. The move from Houston, Texas to Tangerine County, Florida is the start of a new chapter for the Fisher family, especially Paul.
Recently I read the book, Tangerine. The story is about a boy named Paul Fisher and his family moving to Tangerine, Florida. The theme is even though it appears perfect on the outside, the inside is grotesque. In this passage, there are many ugly things that happen to Paul and his family.Beguile occurrences take place in the form of a muck fire, sinkhole, and thievery.
Jeremy's parents are neglectful and most of the time not present. The story talks about how one day Jeremy accidentally scores a goal for the other soccer team. "A perfect kick! Jeremy scored!-for the Middle Marauders" (The opposing team) (pg. 314) Jeremy only had friends online that he had been catfishing. His screen name was "Xtermin8r" and Jeremy told elaborate stories about his life and lied about everything including where he lived.
Part 1 is about the Fisher’s first experiences in Lake Windsor. In chapter 1 Paul and his mom drive from Houston to their new home in Tangerine. When Paul wakes up the first morning he smells smoke and his mom calls the fire department who tell them it’s just the muck fire. Later that day Paul and his mom tour Lake Windsor Middle School and Mrs. Fisher signs Paul up for an IEP because he is legally blind. When they are leaving one of Erik’s football practices they see a few soccer players and Paul meets Joey. Later that week Paul tries out for the soccer and is confident he will be the first string goalie. On Tuesday, September 5 Erik and Arthur tell Paul and Mrs. Fisher that Mike Costello was struck by lightning at football practice and
He also saw that coach walski was unfair or biased to paul because of his IEP (82-83). Paul also sees that his friends think of him as an real and good soccer player and not just another player on the soccer team. They also see that paul is not like Erik but is still afraid and scared of him. This shows Paul's friends see things like Gino saying that he is a good soccer player and the coach didn't bend the rules for him but do it for many others players. This show Paul that his friends see that they care about paul and he is like another brother to the team.
Imagine living in a town that experiences horrific, ongoing natural disasters all the time. This issue is a perennial time loop that the citizens of Tangerine County along with Paul Fisher the protagonist in the novel, Tangerine written by Edward Bloor experiences constantly. Paul Fisher’s life is being uncontrollable risked everytime he goes to the unorganized Windsor Middle School. He doesn 't know when lightning will strike or when the ground will fall right out from under him. He has to be circumspect of the natural incidents around him and his evil brother Erik with his “Erik Fisher Football Dream” disease.
Appearances can be deceiving as wells as looks. Eric the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher has made many bad choices in the book tangerine hurting his family and the people around him. Erik has made choices that have extraordinarily impacted people lives being a criminal. Erik, just coming out of his junior breakout season in Houston, now has to move to tangerine where he will play his last high school football season with the Lake Windsor Seagulls. Already having fame and glory on his back, he knows that Tangerine is the perfect place where he can rule over people, not even knowing the monster that he truly is.
In the novel Tangerine, the protagonist, Paul Fisher, and his mother move to Tangerine, Florida to meet up with his father and older brother Erik at their new home. The family has moved due to Mr. Fisher’s work and expected their new home in Lake Windsor Downs to be perfect. However, the problems beneath the surface become apparent the longer they live there. Koi fish in the lake go missing, a sinkhole occurs at the local school, and termites eat away at neighborhood homes. Tangerine presents a perfect guise that conceals its ugly imperfections.
Tangerine: it’s not only a citrus fruit, but a county in Florida, a middle school, and the title of an amazing book: Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. The protagonist Paul Fisher “Eclipse Boy” or “Mars” has to fight through being kicked off the soccer team for being visually impaired, being bullied in school and not only in school, but by the antagonist, his dissolute brother Erik Fisher. He also has to constantly hear about how opinionated his dad is about his brother Erik and the “Erik Fisher Football Dream. In the beginning of the novel the readers can sense character traits that are different between Erik Fisher and Paul Fisher.
Because the lack of family support and guidance, Connie lies to her parents of her whereabouts, and she sneaks away to local hangouts. While being out, she unfortunately catches the eye of Arnold Friend. This man will erase Connie’s innosense and expose her to how cruel the world can actually be. Many literary
“It’s time to start telling the truth, little brother. Do you understand what I’m saying?”(269). The truth, something that takes many people to reveal in a person. In the story Tangerine, by: Edward Bloor, The truth takes a family and set of friends to help Erik Fisher, Arthur Bauer, and Paul Fisher to reveal the truth about themselves and each other, like shapes. Shapes reveal each other’s flaws and imperfections. Each of these characters has to reveal the truth about each other to create the main plot of this story. In the novel, Tangerine, by: Edward Bloor shows how the truth is a hard pill to swallow sometimes, but sometime the answer might be a 50 yard field goal away.
Has anyone ever told you “The truth will set you free” have you told the truth after that? Well in most all cases that is the truth, in the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor the main character Paul is able to see the truth but he does not say anything about it. Untill a very tragic event happened his own brother killed a person and Paul knew that but did not say anything about it. The person that died was Luis a person that Paul knew very well. Erik Paul’s brother was a famous football star.
During his young ages, he wants to become a soccer player. He has played soccer since he was a child, and he has a dream of becoming a famous soccer player like Pele. Marcus also accepted by a soccer team called GAIS, and he plays for four seasons; however, on his fifth season, he is rejected by the club. Even though he is a talented soccer player, he is too small for competitive soccer game because soccer needs both talent and physical fitness. He is brokenhearted because the one career he is hoping for is ended early.