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Grisham, John.
New York : Doubleday, 2003.
ISBN 0385511612
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The former players gathered in the bleachers of Rake Field reminiscing about the glory days. Some told stories of how they wanted to kill their coach, Eddie Rake who was the meanest, cruelest man that these men knew. Yet some debated and said how his cruelties and mean disposition brought out the best in his team. The town of Messina was built around this man and would do anything Coach Rake said. What will they do when he dies? (Michael Allen, Mansfield High School)
SUBJECTS:     Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
                        Teacher-student relationship -- Fiction.
                        Football coaches -- Fiction.
                        Football players -- Fiction.
                        School sports -- Fiction.
                        Death -- Fiction.


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