of you play football? Are your fathers Holy Cross alumni? Did
you grow up waiting for the day when you could don the blue and gold and
play as a Holy Cross Knight? Odessa, TX exists for football.
If it weren't for the Permian Panthers, the town would have dried up long
ago. Author Bissinger left a good life in Philadelphia to move to
Odessa for a year to investigate the phenomenon known as the Permian Panthers.
Friday Night Lights is not just a football chronicle. Bissinger
reveals the personal lives of the Panthers and their fathers and uncles
who preceded them in the black and white. This is a no holds barred
book. No sugar coating the story. Just the gritty truth behind
the powerhouse known as the Permian Panthers. Get down and dirty
behind the scenes with the Panthers. (Mary Huebscher, Librarian,
Holy Cross High School, San Antonio, TX 78228 <email@example.com>)
Have you ever wondered what
it would be like to play on a Texas high school football program? Friday
Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger tells the story of a high school football
team that has the potential to go to the state championship. But when their
star runningback gets hurt, itís up to the quarterback to lead the team
to victory. There is also another catch, the team is noticeably smaller
than the others big schools with their offensive line averaging 170 pounds.
They make up for it with in heart, speed, and quickness. Therefore Friday
Night Lights is a book to read for the young inspirational, energetic sports
reader. (Erik Bolt, student, Mansfield, Pa)