- Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. New York: Harcourt, 1997.
The Question and Answer section for Tangerine is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I suppose the life lesson in Tangerine is to avoid being involved with dysfunctional people. Paul tries to do this at school but unfortunately the rest of his family are flawed.
The Fishers would most likely be considered a middle class family. We are not led to believe they're wealthy, and yet, Mrs. Fisher doesn't work outside of the home. Thus, I'd guess middle class.
In my opinion, the author's is making the point that youth sports have become an obsession for far too many parents, who wish to live out their own dreams through their children.