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Free Study Guide for Tangerine by Edward Bloor

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The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; analysis of the themes, plot structure, author's style and character analysis; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, metaphors, and imagery; a key facts summary; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

TANGERINE STUDY GUIDE / BOOK SUMMARY


IMPORTANT QUOTATIONS - QUOTES AND ANALYSIS

The page references below refer to Tangerine by Edward Bloor, published by Scholastic Signature, first Scholastic paperback reissue, June 2001

1.) But I can see. I can see everything. I can see things that Mom and Dad can’t. Or won’t. p. 4

I followed slowly, angry at Mom for calling attention to my eyesight. She wanted a tour of the place because she’s nosy and wants to see everything for herself. It wasn’t because I can’t see, because I can. I can see just fine. p. 24

But it wasn’t a hawk. I knew that. It was an osprey. (I know the difference because of a science project I did last year. Could a vision-impaired person tell the difference?) p. 27

Paul is confident that he can see. He emphasizes that fact every time he has an opportunity.

2.) “Why can’t they practice in the morning, when it doesn’t rain? This is ridiculous. When you know that it’s definitely going to rain at exactly the same time every day, you can’t really call it getting caught in the rain, can you?” Mom talking to Paul on p. 29-30

“This isn’t Texas. They have their own weather in Florida, and we all need to change our attitudes about it. People shouldn’t stand outside in this kind of rain. Just listen to that!” Mom talking to Paul on p. 30

Texas weather is unusual. The author gives us a taste of it in this scene.

This is a good example of Mom’s attitude. She is matter-of-fact. She knows what makes sense and she wants others to act accordingly, like she does.......

..........18.) Antoine studied my face. He said, “You’re Erik Fisher’s little brother?”

I tightened up at the sound of Erik’s name. I mumbled, “Yes.”

Antoine said quietly, “It’s time to start telling the truth, little brother. Do you understand what I’m saying?”

I nodded like I understood. But, I didn’t. Not really. Not until he added, “Don’t spend your life under the bleachers, little brother. The truth shall set you free.”

I nodded with real conviction now. I said, “Yes! Yes!” p. 260-1

This quote is significant because it relates to the story’s honesty theme.

 

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