TITLE: OUR BOYS: A PERFECT SEASON ON THE PLAINS WITH THE SMITH CENTER REDMEN
AUTHOR: JOE DRAPE
RATING: 4 STARS
I got this book as part of a first-reads giveaway. At first, I really didn't think that I'd enjoy it that much. I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction. Plus, although I enjoy watching a good football game, I don't know football inside and out like a lot of people do. I had never heard of the team before, and didn't think that I'd care about what really happened to them or to their football season.
I was wrong! Drape does an amazing job of making you care about this team, the players, and the town that nurtures them. This isn't a book that's just for football fans. It's a book for anyone that enjoys seeing true life challenges, struggles, and triumphs.
Although I did find myself getting a bit lost at times with some of the technical football jargon and descriptions of some of the plays. But despite that, this was an extremely enjoyable read. I saw that Drape has also written a book about The Race for the Triple Crown. That book sounds like it's a bit more up my alley of interest. Considering how much I enjoyed his writing on a topic I'm not all that interested about, I have every intention of checking out this other book