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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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ISBN13: 9780393338386
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From the #1 bestselling author of HeatTravel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a feel-good basketball tale reminiscent of The Blind Side.

Forced to live on his own after his mom dies and her boyfriend abandons him, 12-year-old Jayson does whatever it takes to get by. He will do anything to avoid the foster care system. Besides, his real home has always been the beat-up basketball court behind the projects in the North Carolina hills, and his family has always been his friends and teammates. He manages to get away with his deception until the day he gets caught stealing a new pair of basketball sneakers. Game over. Within a day a social worker places him with a family from the other side of town, the Lawtons. New home, new school, new teammates.

 

Jayson, at first, is combatative, testing the Lawtons' patience at every turn. He wants out, yet the Lawtons refuse to take the bait. But not everyone in Jayson's new life is so ready to trust him--and even Jayson's old friends now give him a hard time now that he's attending a school full of rich kids. It's on Jayson to believe that he deserves a better life than the one he once had. The ultimate prize if he can? A trip to play in the state finals at Cameron Indoor Stadium–home to the Duke Blue Devils and launching pad to his dream of playing bigtime college ball. Getting there will be a journey that reaches far beyond the basketball court.

In the tradition of uplifting stories like The Blind Side, Fast Break has all the family-friendly sports action Mike Lupica has become known and loved for.

 

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, "The Blind Side" tells the inspirational story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen who, with the help of his new family, coaches, and tutors, becomes a star football player and first-round NFL draft pick.

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Opening on November 20, 2009, as a major motion picture, starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw.

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Provides deep insights about sport and America.

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The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw--over one million copies sold.

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The New York Times Bestseller

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Opening in theaters November 20, 2009, The Blind Side is a feature movie based on Michael's Lewis's New York Times bestseller, produced by Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The Blind Side tells the inspirational story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen taken under the wing of the Touhys, a wealthy white Memphis family. Oher's size and speed on the football field bring him accolades. But learning the game's strategy and making it as a student take the help of his new family, coaches, and tutor.

Sandra Bullock stars as Leigh Anne Touhy, the sharp-witted and compassionate matriarch. Tim McGraw stars as her sports-enthusiast husband. Oscar winner Kathy Bates plays Miss Sue, Oher's indefatigable tutor. Quinton Aaron has his first major role as Oher. John Lee Hancock, who directed The Rookie and The Alamo, writes and directs the film.

Michael Oher was just drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. This edition includes a new afterword bringing Oher's life up to date through college and the NFL.

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About the Author

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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mya55, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by mya55)
Well written. Fast read. Evolution of football interesting even for non-sports type. Inspiring human interest story.
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dlw, May 29, 2010 (view all comments by dlw)
You should read this book before seeing the movie, the depth of the story is so much more than the movie can cover. What a great feel good novel, and more football psychology than I was aware of.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393338386
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Author:
Lupica, Mike
Subject:
General
Subject:
Football - General
Subject:
Football players -- United States.
Subject:
College sports -- United States.
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Basketball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Movie Tie-in Editions
Series Volume:
Evolution of a Game
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393338386 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Soon to be a major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, "The Blind Side" tells the inspirational story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen who, with the help of his new family, coaches, and tutors, becomes a star football player and first-round NFL draft pick.
"Synopsis" by , Opening on November 20, 2009, as a major motion picture, starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw.
"Synopsis" by , Provides deep insights about sport and America.
"Synopsis" by , The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw--over one million copies sold.
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times Bestseller
"Synopsis" by , Opening in theaters November 20, 2009, The Blind Side is a feature movie based on Michael's Lewis's New York Times bestseller, produced by Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The Blind Side tells the inspirational story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen taken under the wing of the Touhys, a wealthy white Memphis family. Oher's size and speed on the football field bring him accolades. But learning the game's strategy and making it as a student take the help of his new family, coaches, and tutor.

Sandra Bullock stars as Leigh Anne Touhy, the sharp-witted and compassionate matriarch. Tim McGraw stars as her sports-enthusiast husband. Oscar winner Kathy Bates plays Miss Sue, Oher's indefatigable tutor. Quinton Aaron has his first major role as Oher. John Lee Hancock, who directed The Rookie and The Alamo, writes and directs the film.

Michael Oher was just drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. This edition includes a new afterword bringing Oher's life up to date through college and the NFL.
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