Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Acquisitions: Tangerine

I picked this up at a church rummage sale where there were selling everything for $5 a bag, so everything remotely intriguing got tossed in the sack. I had hoped one of the kids would be interested in it, but everyone had wrinkled their nose at the book — so I'll probably read it myself. Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is a lite gothic horror for kids, about a legally blind boy whose family moves to an unusual new town where reality is almost inverted, causing mystery-solving revelations. The book originally came out in 1997, and I'm rather surprised I haven't heard of it: it won several awards and is ranked highly on Amazon. Maybe the kids don't know what they're missing out on.

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