Wayne A member of the Tangerine Volunteer Fire Department. He comes over to the players and asks which one is Erik. Portland cement is not a brand name, but the generic term for the type of cement used in virtually all concrete, just as stainless is a type of steel and sterling a type of silver. They want Luis to come to the school on Monday to get back at Erik and Arthur. He tells Luis about the blackjack.
Visits the Cruz groves with Paul. My mind started racing like an engine. Arthur is arrested for the murder of Luis Cruz. All the records, all the scores, everything. When the neighborhood is debating what to do, Paul tips off the police about the Erik and Arthur predicament. Paul ends up being a substitute for the Tangerine War Eagles, their soccer team.
He has to wear thick glasses because something happened to his eyes when he was five. Mike Costello will be on the football team with Erik. Joey transfers to Tangerine Middle School. At first, Paul's teammates Victor, the team captain, and Tino hesitate to befriend him; but a victory in the first game of the season against the aggressive Palmetto Whippoorwills convinces Victor to do so. He asks his dad what he even knows about his soccer season; he asks if he knows what position he played. Part 3 In these final chapters Paul seems to have found his niche at Tangerine Middle School.
Paul thinks their cheerleader girlfriends, Paige and Tina, are only with them because they want to date football players. The year in which this story takes place is somewhere in the 1990s. A few days later, Tino's brother Luis goes to confront Erik, but Erik's goon Arthur hits him on the side of the head with a blackjack. It is reddish orange and very sweet. The tangerine is a citrus fruit. His mother cries and they admit to lying about the eclipse, stating that they were only trying to ensure that Paul never hated Erik. Ironically, Erik turns out to be a violent and cruel person and thief and he ruins his own chance at his football dream.
However, Paul has no interest in football. He is the Deputy Director of the Civil Engineering Department of Tangerine County. The football coach restrains Tino, but Paul distracts him by jumping on his back, so that Tino and Victor can escape. When Erik was in fifth grade, he and Castor spray-painted the walls of the development. He is a major in the Army National Guard. Erik would keep watch, while Arthur went in wearing a gas mask.
The time is around 1997, when the book was written. Where You Play the Game Location even affects the sports. Point the timing light at the balancer, pull the trigger. They give him a hard time, but another player congratulates him on a good save at practice. Now loosen the distributor bolt. Paul isn't even allowed to play on the Lake Windsor soccer team because of stuffy insurance restrictions, but he becomes a champion on the scrappy Tangerine team. He wonders if his dad saw what happened.
None of it will go on record. You have to have the offset wrench to losen the distributor adjusting bolt buried under the distributor. Paul tries out for the soccer team. Practice is over and a bunch of players are hanging around—Erik and Arthur included. Paul asks him if his parents told him about the alligator in the pond that eats kids.
Paul gets rejected from the soccer team because of his eyesight and goes to another school in a different district called Tangerine. Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. They accept that the ice will kill some trees, even though they work to save as many as they can. Joey Costello: friendly, racist, and ambitious He is friendly when he accepted Paul as his best friend not because of his glasses. This class difference shapes the attitudes and values of each community. He tells them to try to hurt him.
When Victor has to leave the game with an injury, Paul takes his place and scores a goal. Paul is expelled from Tangerine Middle School for the remainder of the school year because he attacked the coach. Lake Windsor Middle is not old like Tangerine. On the way back to class, the rain causes a sinkhole under the portable classrooms. Fisher has an announcement to make: she gets Erik and Arthur to come inside and sit in the room.