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By the author of the bestselling Moneyball: in football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.

The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school such as, say, how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football.

What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on September 2, 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 039306123X
ISBN-13: 9780393061239
4 Book Reviews
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  • sky72
    sky72Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:20 am
    I loved this movie and book
    • 5dholub
      5dholubFriday, December 7, 2012 at 10:33 am
      It is where a guy gets picked up by another family and becomes a football star
      • crisco's broTuesday, October 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm
        i come from the planet uranus which to u is small!
        • kstar
          kstarThursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:24 am55 stars
          this story is cool and inspirational. It's funny how he starts out terrible at football, but then he becomes a national superstar at it! amazing.