I LOVE THIS STORY!!! It's awesome! It's not just a story about football. Well, the main character actually does LOVE playing football, and he is really good at it, but there is so much more to this book. I love Brett's friend, Preston. He is such an interesting, funny, and tragic character--so opposite to his friends on the team. I like his dad, and I like Preston's mom, although both characters are somewhat ugly in the beginning. This is a story about being brave, and being real. I think this one might be my pick to win the Black Eyed Susan award!! READ it!
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Currently, I am reading one of the Black Eyed Susan nominees for 2016-2017 called Stick, by Michael Harmon. It's about football, and the title is the main character's nickname. He's called Stick because he always catches the ball. This is not a book that I would normally choose to read; however, because it is a B.E.S. nominee, I am challenging myself to try something new.
In the first few pages I learned that the main character both LOVES and HATES football. Pretty interesting problem, right? Apparently, his dad has been forcing him to make football his life. He gets grounded for a whole weekend just because he missed a pass at a game. I think I know what he hates about football, LOL!
Over the next few days, I will continue to post comments about Stick. Please do the same with any book that you are currently reading!