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Edward Bloor






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Crusader e-book

by Edward Bloor

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Crusader is a novel by Edward Bloor which was published on October 15, 1999. This novel was Bloor's follow-up to the award-winning Tangerine. The central character in Crusader is 15-year-old Roberta Ritter, who lives in south Florida with her widowed father. Roberta is an aspiring journalist, but works after school and on the weekends at Arcane, the virtual-reality arcade run by her father and uncle.

Edward William Bloor (born October 12, 1950) is an American novelist and playwright, best known for Tangerine and London Calling. Bloor was born in Trenton, New Jersey, son of Edward Bloor and Mary Cowley. Bloor graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1968; the school inducted him into its hall of fame in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in 1973. Married Pamela Dixon (a teacher), August 4, 1984. Father to a daughter and a son. Bloor lives in Winter Garden, Florida.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From her vantage point behind the counter.

I really enjoyed another of Bloor's books, Tangerine, a bunch of years ago, and since I have been on a kick reading books that took place during the Medieval Age, I gave this book a chance. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. A stagnant shopping mall in South Florida is a crowded center stage for this large-canvas story from Bloor (Tangerine, 1997), who weaves labyrinthine plot strands, from politics and the power of the.

This is the best book of all time. com User, March 29, 2004. I am an avid reader, and I think this book sits right up in the ranks of Gone With the Wind and The Outsiders. Set in a steamy and perilous urban area of Florida, Crusader starts very slow (like Tangerine) and then roars to a final, shocking, and horribly ironic climax. I nearly cried when it was over, because I wanted to keep reading it all the time.

The book Crusader by Edward Bloor was exciting, but it was ultimately unsatisfying because it dragged on at times. I would not recommend this book. One reason that it was exciting was because it said, Then Kristen’s right arm shot up like a rocket

The book Crusader by Edward Bloor was exciting, but it was ultimately unsatisfying because it dragged on at times. One reason that it was exciting was because it said, Then Kristen’s right arm shot up like a rocket. 107) This scene was exciting because it was a fight. A reason why I didn’t enjoy the book is because the author wrote, So don’t go calling me Hitler. So don’t go calling people fat Arabs. 123) This shows that the book is extremely racist

Edward Bloor will be taking part in a Young Adult and Middle Grade Author Panel at the Winter Park Public Library on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The discussion will be followed by a Meet and Greet and a book signing

Edward Bloor will be taking part in a Young Adult and Middle Grade Author Panel at the Winter Park Public Library on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The discussion will be followed by a Meet and Greet and a book signing. Posted on February 12, 2018July 9, 2018Author abreed.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. To hone her journalistic skills, she begins to investigate hate crimes at the mall. In the process, she uncovers some shocking information concerning her own mother's death. And as she learns to stand up for herself and the truth, Roberta becomes the kind of person who makes things happen-a crusader. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: HMH Books for Young ReadersReleased: Apr 1, 2007ISBN: 9780547351049Format: book.

Электронная книга "Crusader", Edward Bloor. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Crusader" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. From her vantage point behind the counter, she sees all the goings-on at the mall-and some things she sees are disturbing.

After a violent virtual-reality game arrives at the mall arcade where she works, fifteen-year-old Roberta must learn to separate reality from fantasy as she embarks on a quest to discover the cause of an outbreak of hate crimes and to find the person who murdered her mother years ago. Reprint.
Deep story. Real characters. Good writing.
It's my second book by Edward Bloor - I'm becoming a big fan)
Looking forward to the next one)
This is up there with Tangerine as one of Bloor's best. Crusader offers a tantalizing main story, with a believable main character and mature dealings with politics, racism, and puberty. However, some lingering faults keep it from becoming truly amazing. My main gripe with the book is the fact that its main story is great, but it meanders a lot with side stories that seem half-baked and inferior when compared to the overall plot. It starts off a bit slow, but it picks up after a while, and I sped through it once I got invested in the characters and story. The last negative point of the book is that Bloor has some inconsistencies in the story, which I can't explain due to spoilers, but you'll notice them. Overall, I recommend this book, due to its characters and engaging main story, but get ready for some bumps along the way.

- engaging, exciting main story
- cool protagonist and strong supporting characters
- good themes of standing up for yourself, and having to settle for less than perfect

- starts off slow
- meanders, more than sometimes fails to get to the point
- rushed and inferior side stories
- questionable writing at some points in the story
I chose this rating because this is what this book deserves. This book was an interesting book and had me intrigued from the beginning. Great job Mr.Bloor!
I came across this book in a thrift store and picked it up, thinking I was getting a murder thriller. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just putting this book into a category is tricky. I have seen some describe it as a “coming of age” novel. I don’t care for that, as I have seen too many pointless, wandering stories stuck in this pigeon hole, perhaps because it lends artistic legitimacy.

This book is neither pointless nor wandering, and needs no outside source for “artistic legitimacy”. I feel strongly that Mr. Bloor gave more of himself writing this book than he will ever recover in royalties.

It is a fun ride, peopled with characters that I know and can relate to. Some I liked, some were not so likeable.

If you are willing to take a chance and read a book about life, this is a good book to pick up. That is what the book is about - life, reduced to a short period of time involving a handful of characters. And it is well done.

I enjoyed it, and will be thinking about it for long time. I have never read anything else by Mr. Bloor, but perhaps I will.
Written more than ten years ago, Edward Bloor's second novel for teens (after 1997's Tangerine) is the story of nearly sixteen-year-old Roberta Ritter. After the death of her mother seven years ago, Roberta lives her life almost entirely alone. Her self-centered father neglects her, rarely even coming home. Outside of school, Roberta's life is centered around the virtual reality arcade co-owned by her father and her uncle - a failing arcade in a failing mall in a town that gave up long ago.

Just as Roberta starts her Junior year of high school, Ray Lyons, the owner of the West End Mall, decides to run for the Florida Senate. The announcement of his candidacy sets in motion events that will precipitously change Roberta's life.

Mr. Lyons wants to be seen as an upright, family-centered candidate and an outbreak of race-related hate crimes at the West End Mall give him an opportunity to cement this image. He seizes the moment and takes a very public stand. In private, Lyons puts pressure on the police to investigate.

The undercover investigation into the hate crimes gives Roberta an up-close and unvarnished view of politics and economics - and an unexpected insight into her mother's unsolved murder. Ignored and overlooked by almost everyone, Roberta finds a way, for the first time in her life, to stand up and fight for what is hers.
Well, it seems that i'm the youngest kid reveiwing(5th grade), but i agree with most of the other reviewers. Crusader is a fantastic novel, telling of 15 year old Roberta's life, who's mother was murdered 7 yeaars ago. The thing is, the murderer was never caught. Now working in an arcade of virtual reality experiences in West End Mall, a burst of hate crimes has hit the mall and Roberta wants to solve these, along with the long since closed case of Roberta's mother.

The things I loved about this book were that the murderer and person that did the hate crimes were not who you would expect. The murderer was actually someone that wasn't even in the book MUCH. He/she still was, just not much.

Another fantastic thing was that it was really emotional as one character died after another. From Robert's mother to Hawg to Ironman's almost death to Mrs. Weiss's death. Also, when Roberta discovers who told the murderer what to do, it was really panful to discover it was someone close to her. Especially when she told him/her to never contact her agian.

Another great thing was that it kept you guessing until they told your who it was. I would habe never guessed that ? was the murderer until they told me. There were a few insignificant clues, though.

I loved this book and I hope you do too. I know this isn't really about Crusader, but I loved this book almost as much as Pirates by Celia Rees, which is really exciting. Buh-Buy!

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