I can honestly say I really enjoyed this book. At first, I wasn’t too excited about reading a book on football even though I am a football nut. I was happy to quickly find put it was more than just that. A powerful message of seeing a young teen struggle with the constant pressure of having his father live his glory days through him. His not so pleasant father was a bit over the edge when raisin Brett which eventually caused Brett to lose interest in football. As time went on we get to see a popular football player become more than just the jock and more of a leader to those not so fortunate. He became a role model.
Brett soon realizes that Preston another character in the book is the stronger than most kids there, not only facing his tormenters daily in the high school hallways but also that he’s willing to wear superhero costume at night and fearlessly waiting to ambush for villains.
Brett looks deep inside himself and thinks that if Preston can do all this, surely, he can get his football life back on track as well as be more to those around him. He eventually quits his team, transfers to a rival school, and gets the sports joy back into his life.
Overall, I believe this was a great inspirational story and should be read by every middle school and high school student in the country. Create a positive image for these kids to imitate instead of all these hates preaching race books or sci-fi love stories. A good back to the basics type of book.