The Question and Answer section for Tangerine is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
While at Lake Windsor Middle School, Mom uses Paul as an excuse to check out the school. She draws attention to his glasses and note that he is legally blind.... something that angers him.
The fact that Paul has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) him from playing soccer.
The students stayed home to assist their parents in saving the orange grove. They had to build bonfires and warms the trees in order to save the crop.