KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY
New York : Knopf, 2006
Green, the star linebacker of the small-town Kennisaw Knights, lives and
breathes football. He and his best friend, Blaine, lead the team in their
quest for a fifth undefeated year. They dream of playing college ball once
they win this season. Time stops for Hamp on the field, and he knows how
the players will act even before they do, but his personal life does not
run as smoothly. In class and with girls, he searches for the right words
and comes up empty-handed. He finally meets someone who sees and appreciates
him, but Blaine, whose own dreams teeter on the edge, stands between him
and happiness. This novel stands as a must-read for any guy who loves the
game or who dreams of taking control of his own life.
(Booktalk by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas for the Evergreen YA Book Award, 2009)
Football -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Coming of age -- Fiction.