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It's 1987 and eleven-year-old Sam Beasley only wants two things: to play football and for his mother to stop dating losers. Only there's no money for a football team in Bricktown, while there's an endless supply of losers for his mother to bring home.

Sam finds a friend in the elderly widow down the street. While he's careful not to let on about his crummy home life, Mrs. C
Paperback, 164 pages
Published January 12th 2021 by Immortal Works
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Risa Nyman
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bricktown Boys is a story that will grip your heart in a vise and squeeze every emotion out of it. Pete Fanning is an amazing story teller who gives us characters full of natural humanity.

In Bricktown Boys, 12-year-old Sam is forced to navigate a nasty situation at home and finds escape in the kindness and shelter of his neighbor Mrs. Coleman. She is an African American woman who has seen her share of heartache but doesn’t let that diminish her spirit or her beliefs. According to Sam, Mrs. Cole
Tower  Mutasa
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
**I received a free ARC from the author that has no bearing whatsoever on my review.
This is my second Fanning novel, and boy is there some stuff to unpack.
First thing is first, Brick Town Boys is better than his other novel, Justice in a Bottle which I reviewed here. There was much more story, and there was definitely less meaningless filler content.
What I like about Fanning is how realistic and believable characters are. For instance, it is actually Sam’s friends who tease him for wearin
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Pete Fanning is the author of Justice in a Bottle, Runaway Blues, and Bricktown Boys. He lives in Virginia with his wife, son, newborn girl, and two very spoiled dogs. He can be found at, where he's posted over 200 flash fiction

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