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Tangerineby Edward Blooris awonderful novel abouta youngboynamedPaul fisherPaul is legally blind and has just movedinto a new town called Tangerine Its taking a while for Paulto get use to his new surroundings The people around him arenot like they were in his old town Although Edward Bloor has avery good and detailed writing style things and people are notalways the same on the inside as they appear to be PaulFisher Erik Fisher and Mrs fisher are all perfect examples ofhow this problem occurs in the novelOne way is how Erik Fisher is not the perfect kid that heappears to be He is very rude to friends and guests Hedoesnt care about other people and he is very self centeredFor example when Joey Costello comes to the Fishers house afterpractice one day with Paul Erik insults him He calls himMohawk mans brother and teases him about how he tried totake mikes shoes off after Mike was killed by the lightingErik needs everything to be focused on him He needs to be thestar of everything he does and if the star isnt him hellmake it himAnother example is Mrs Fisher On the outside she appears to bean over protective perfectionist but on the inside she istruly only showing her love for Paul She knows that he isstruggling with being different from the other children becauseof is eye sight But she is not quit sure what to do about thesituation should she just leave it or should she talk to theprinciple After Paul explained to his mom the effect his IEPwas having on soccer as well as his social life she feltextremely guilty for ever telling the school that Paul neededhelp seeingLastly a perfect example of how things are different on theoutside than they are on the inside is the Tangerine MiddleSchool When Paul first hears about this place he hearstheres gangs with weapons there and kids doing bad things andbeating each other up When Paul arrives for
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