Friday, February 3, 2012
Book Recommendation - Tangerine by Edward Bloor
My junior high age son was assigned to read this book at school this year. So like the crazed, book-fanatic mom that I am, I bought a copy of it at the local used book store and decided to take a peek before I gave it to him. It hooked me right in and I read it in just a few days.
I would recommend this book to boys and girls who are at least in 5th grade as well as to junior high and high school students. As an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and think the topics would be suitable for a book club discussion.
Some themes that are addressed in this book are:
- family dynamics/relationships
- stereotypes and prejudices
- environmental issues
- treatment of kids with IEP's/disabilities
- teamwork (in sports, working, school, etc.)
- rich vs. poor
- moving to a new town
- making friends, etc.
- fear and confronting past traumatic events
Click HERE to read another blogger's thoughts about this book.