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The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
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May 16, 12

Read in May, 2012

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a true story about the life and the tragedies of a boy named Michael that grew up in the ghettos of Memphis and how he “Beat the odds”. After being separated from his mother because of her drug problems and bouncing around from homes he is picked up by a rich family that takes him in. He is later enrolled in football and excels at his position of left tackle. Soon colleges become interested in him and many would offer him scholarships if he could improve his GPA. After a lot of studying and extra help with his teachers Michael’s GPA is high enough for him to receive a scholarship from the colleges. Michael then accepts a scholarship to play at Ole Miss. This makes him the target of an NCAA investigation because both of his foster parents had attended Ole Miss. After questioning why he was adopted by his foster parents Michael decided that it was his decision to attend Ole Miss. Michael goes on to do very well in college and is drafted by the NFL. In my opinion The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a very inspirational book. It was very interesting to read and carried a message to keep pushing through even if things are very hard. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a book that both guys and girls can read and there are no dull moments when reading it. The story is similar to the movie Rudy as both had to overcome significant obstacles in order to get what they wanted.
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