Contributor(s): Bloor, Edward
ISBN: 0152057803 ISBN-13: 9780152057800
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2006
Annotation: THE TRUTH LIES BENEATH
Paul Fisher's older brother is a high school football star, but to Paul he's no hero. Paul's own game is soccer, which he plays even though he has to wear thick glasses because of a mysterious eye injury. When the Fishers move to Tangerine, Florida, Paul tries to make sense of things. But it's not easy. In Tangerine, underground fires burn for years and lightning strikes the same practice field every day. Strange things happen here all the time -- but nothing is stranger than the secrets Paul discovers about his brother, his new group of friends, and his own dangerous past.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Soccer; Fiction.
- Brothers; Fiction.
- Visually handicapped; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Special Needs
|Lexile Measure: 680|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.00" W x 0.75" (0.60 lbs) 312 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 21573
Reading Level: 4.3 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 13.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q11243
Reading Level: 5.4 Interest Level: Grades 6-8 Point Value: 20.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly" "wrong. But no one listens to Paul--until his family moves to Tangerine. In this Florida town, weird is normal: Lightning strikes at the same time every day, a sinkhole swallows a local school, and Paul the geek finds himself adopted into the toughest group around: the soccer team at his middle school. Maybe this new start in Tangerine will help Paul finally see the truth about his past--and will give him the courage to face up to his terrifying older brother. "Includes a reader's guide and an afterword by the author.
Contributor Bio(s): IV>EDWARD BLOOR is the author of three acclaimed novels. A former high school teacher, he lives near Orlando, Florida.
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