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The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
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Jul 11, 11

bookshelves: biography
Read in July, 2011

The biography of Michael Oher. In between TMI about the history of football or the NFL and Michael's ascent to football stardom I overall enjoyed this book. At times I felt that the author gave more information about Lawrence Taylor and other players than on the key character. The football stats were boring! I don't really watch football (except for the Superbowl), so I realize that I am behind the curve a little but I will be watching any game Michael is playing in because I really like the man he grew to be despite horrible odds growing up under the conditions he did in Memphis.

I can't recommend this book be used in middle school simply because there are too many F words, but I completely see how middle school boys would be tuned into this read. This is a shining example as to the power of the human spirit--not just Michael, but the Tuohy family as well. A great reminder to us all about the importance of nurturing talents that God blesses us with and to remember that we don't need to be "fixed" to be successful.

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