I know next to nothing about football. But, I love sports books. They are just so uplifting! In Michael Lewis’ book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game”, I learned a lot about the sport. I learned that the left tackle in football is an incredibly important position because this player protects the quarterback’s blind side (beginning of the book title makes sense now, huh?) The book is about a youth growing up in the worst of conditions. His mom is addicted to drugs, his dad is nowhere to be found, he attends about as many classes as he skips, etc. But, he’s big, quick, and powerful – a perfect left tackle player. He is given a better life because of his incredible athletic ability and in the end attends college.
The book raises a question that I still have not fully answered for myself: is it fair that someone be given better chances solely because of their athletic ability? This happens all the time, but should it? I’m still not set on an answer, and I would love to hear what you all have to say!
Overall, I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you like sports stories, you’ll love this one!