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by Edward Bloor
Tangerine Part 2, Chapter 9 Summary
Wednesday, September 27 Victor still can't practice with the team, because of his head injury, so Paul gets to play his position again. But sitting on the sidelines, Victor notices Joey, and starts picking on him. When Paul and Joey start walking away after practice, Victor and his friends join them. They tease Paul good-naturedly, and Paul gives as good as he gets. But not Joey. When they start ribbing Joey, Joey gets mad. Of course, the guys think it's funny, and keep giving Joey a hard time till they get to Luis's truck. Once they're alone again, Paul tries to calm Joey down, but he stays pretty upset. Paul's mom pulls up, and rolls down her window to say hi to the girls on the team, and give them a little encouragement. Paul tells her that they are their top players, and that two of them will probably be making the All-County Team. Mrs. Fisher is so stunned that she thinks there should be something about them in the newspaper. As they drive up to Joey's house, they see that both his neighbors' houses are covered with tents—like on !—and are being fumigated. ET The whole street is infested with termites, and Joey's house will be tented next week. Mrs. Fisher offers to let Joey stay with them while his house is fumigated, but that idea, not surprisingly, doesn't really appeal to him. A slumber party with Erik Fisher? No, thank you.
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