Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Are you having a little bit of a football letdown now that the Superbowl is over? Do you want to check out a real story about a high school football team? You might enjoy the book from 1990 called Friday Night Lights : a Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger. This is the book that the NBC television show is based on.

This is the story of the Permian Panthers high school team in the town of Odessa, Texas. Every Friday night they play to win and they represent the hopes and dream of their fragile West Texas town. With the oil industry a bust and the murder and unemployment rates a concern, the town has rally’s around the players who wear the Permian uniform. This book explores the lives of the young men who wear the uniforms and the town that puts their hopes on these boys. It is not exactly like the TV show, but you might like it

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