Study Guide

Tangerine Characters

Paul Fisher

It's weird—Paul Fisher is the main character in Tangerine, but he doesn't feel like the...

Erik Fisher

Pay attention, Shmoopers: Erik Fisher is an example of what happens when parents don't teach...

Mrs. Fisher

Big house, nice lawn, matching mailboxes: what more does a family need? If you're Mrs. Fisher,...

Mr. Fisher

Paul's dad is unabashedly living vicariously through Erik. The Erik Fisher Football Dream is...

Joey Costello

Joey is Paul's first friend at Lake Windsor Middle School, and their friendship gets off to a...

Luis Cruz

Close your eyes. Now, imagine a big brother who is the complete opposite of Erik.Meet Luis Cruz....

Minor Characters—Kids

Arthur is Erik's sidekick and partner in crime. When Erik first arrives in town, he was going...

Minor Characters—Adults

Betty Bright, the Tangerine soccer coach, had a promising track and field career until she was...