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!