Tangerine by Edward BloorPaul 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.
Tangerine Character Descriptions
All rights reserved. Topics Character Roles Protagonist, Antagonist Character Clues. Fisher Mr. It's weird—Paul Fisher is the main character in Tangerine, but he doesn't feel like the main character in his own life. His big brother Erik is the star of the family, and his parents spend most
He is the younger of two sons. When he is twelve, his family moves from their home in Houston to Tangerine County, Florida. She is obviously interested in both Paul and Erik, and spends more time with Paul than his father does. He is a civil engineer and takes a job in Tangerine County which prompts the family's move to Florida. View all Lesson Plans available from BookRags. Copyrights Tangerine from BookRags.
Paul is the protagonist and narrator of Tangerine. Paul narrates the novel through journal entries.
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The Fisher Family
A native of the Philippines, Tommy is a student at Lake Windsor Middle School and one of the best players on its soccer team. At the end of the novel, he is arrested for his crimes. The father of Arthur and Paige, he works as a building contractor and a major in the Army National Guard. His tactic works in the short term, but his son is eventually arrested for his role in the death of Luis Cruz. Paul thinks she is dating Erik. Brian is a senior on the Lake Windsor High School football team.
He came from the Philippines and is very skillful at juggling the ball. He is an officer in the National Guard and also a building contractor. That is his only chance for a bit of glory. He therefore will do anything Erik asks, a role he fulfills violently when he slugs Luis Cruz with a blackjack. Bridges is a language arts teacher at Lake Windsor Middle School.