The Blind Side
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis is a nonfiction story based on the story of a young man who went from living on the streets to getting scholarships from every big Division 1 football school in the country. The position he played is known as left tackle, where he protects the quarterback's side that he has his back towards. Michael's mom was a drug addict who didn't care for the boy. His past was very rough and did not have a stable childhood or a father. At 6'5 350 pounds, he was bound for football. In the Blind Side, the story of football recruiting and the inspirational story of Michael Oher is told.
"Michael's gift is that the Good Lord gave him the ability to forget. He's mad at no one and doesn't really care what happened. His story might be sad, but he's not sad."
"I seen all I need to see."
I did not give it a complete five stars because the book switched between two different subjects. The book isn't just about the inspirational story of Oher, but more about the game and recruiting of football. It was not a bad idea to get some background to the story, but it seemed like it was just more than one story. Other than that the story is one of my favorites and so inspirational to see where this kid came from to where he ended up.