Daily Daniel: Times of Tangerine

THE GREATEST NEWS OF THE TANGERINE; By: Daniel Hong

What IS News?

  • The Fisher Family moves to Tangerine County
  • The Fisher's move into a house and later realizes that the area is struck with lightning frequently
  • The Football Player, Mike Costello, dies from being struck by lightning
  • Paul Fisher gets into the Lake Windsor Middle School
  • Paul Fisher becomes the goalie of Lake Windsor's soccer team
  • The Erik Fisher Football Dream is getting closer and closer into play
  • Lake Windsor falls into a sink hole
  • Paul Fisher now goes to Tangerine Middle
  • Paul Fisher tries to get goalie for Tangerine Middle
  • Erik Fisher is in the Lake Windsor Football Team
  • Paul Fisher becomes friends with Joey Costello
  • Paul Fisher's Mom holds a meeting about the death of Mike Costello and how to prevent injuries/deaths

And that is all the news from how much I rea- I mean how much I investigated =^)

Erik Fisher Football Dream Update

Erik Fisher and Paul Fisher may be brothers, but they are very different in many ways. They are almost the complete opposite of each other!


Erik and Paul both play sports, but their sports are very different. Erik plays football, while Paul plays soccer. Erik is a very good player that is great at making the field goals, while Paul plays the defense, playing Goalie for his soccer teams. Although they both play sports, the sports and the roles they two boys play are very different from each other.


The two boys' attitudes are the complete opposite of each others. Erik is the football playing "jock" that will sometimes bully and make fun of people. Paul is a defensive goalie player that is usually the one that gets made fun of because of his eyesight. Erik would be the one that would be bullying and making people feel bad, while Paul would be the one getting bullied and he would get discriminated/made fun of.


Although the two boys may be very different, they also have many similarities. For example, the two boys are brothers. They also both play competitive sports (Football and Soccer). They are both interested in doing something, such as being professional at a sport.


The two boys of the county of Tangerine are very different, but can be similar in many different ways.

Tragedy Strikes

There are always tragedies in the world, but for the county of Tangerine, the tragedy was the death of a football player, the death of Mike Costello.


First, Mike Costello was introduced to the story, being the older brother of Joey Costello

Then, It is announced that Mike Costello will be the football player that will hold the ball for the kicker.

Next, Erik wants Mike out, and Arthur Bauer in.

After that, Mike Costello is struck by lightning, killing him.

Then, Erik and Arthur are actually happy that he died and they quietly celebrate that Arthur is on the team

Then, everyone is surprised of the death and a funeral is planned to honor his death.

Next, the people (Mainly Paul Fisher's mom), want to change the time, or anything, of the football practice to insure no many injuries/casualties.

Finally, Joey quits soccer and decides that he will become a football player in high school.


The tragedy of Mike Costello will surely stay in everyone's hearts in the story, and this death caused a big chain reaction of what happens next.

MOYA Close-Up

There were many adolescent issues in this novel. Most issues were against Paul Fisher, a boy who is visually impaired and is discriminated most of the time. There was also a very big tragedy that hit Joey.


Paul Fisher is visually impaired from a story of when he looked at an eclipse without gear to let him see. It made him have to wear very thick goggles to let him see. This makes for a lot of bullying towards him for being different. This is a very big adolescent issue because being different isn't a bad thing, but it can cause many issues of bullying.


Paul Fisher is also discriminated most of the time for his bad eyesight. He isn't allowed on soccer teams, and he can't do most things that others could do because of his bad eyesight. This adolescent issue is big because of the discrimination of being different makes being different than others hard for people.


One big, tragic adolescent issue could be a relative or sibling's death. This makes the adolescent's life harder by making life harder to deal with or being made fun of because of this. This issue can cause many things to happen such as depression and becoming someone that you aren't because of something so tragic happening in such a young age.


These are some of the adolescent issues in the county of Tangerine. Bullying, discrimination, and depression are big problems for a child.

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