5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read
October 31, 2019
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I picked this up on a whim because I love football and I enjoy court room drama. The main character Clay Bennett gets put on trial for the murder of a classmate. Bennett is the starting QB for a Texas high school. He revered as the second coming of Tom Brady. Subsequently he goes on trial with his lawyer who is known to pull some stunts to get his clients off. This story made me question so much in my life because of the game. I encourage every parent who has a child playing football to read this story, you just may never look at football the same again
5.0 out of 5 starsNeed to read this story.
October 26, 2019
Excellent story. Love the format, instead of chapters the heading Defense, Prosecutor etc. Every parent should read this book and then decide to let their sons play contact sports.
5.0 out of 5 starsSuperb book, tragic topic
October 22, 2019
This was an absolutely terrific book! I like watching football but have never let my sons play. I am so glad I didn't.
What a waste of two wonderful children.
5.0 out of 5 starsOutstandingOctober 19, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseWell written. Intense. So real. Couldn't put it down to do things I should have been doing. Except that I would never wish these circumstances on any two families, I wish it were a true story.
4 out of 5 stars Nov 01, 2019Grace rated it really liked it
While I didn't always care for the defense attorney and his choices, I was intrigued by the back story. Football is an incredibly lucrative business and one which few want to question due to its immense popularity, but the science detailing sports injuries - not just to football players, but to many other athletes in sports such as soccer and boxing - is frightening and deeply concerning. Admittedly, I've never been a fan of football, but after reading this novel I could never watch a game without thinking of the far-reaching consequences of the sports-related injuries to the players.