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The Blind Side By Micheal Lewis Reviewed By Montana Frye

The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, who was discovered as a football prodigy while in high school. At a time when NFL teams learned the importance of a large and strong left tackle to protect the quarterback’s blind side, Michael Oher gathered attention for his size and strength as a Memphis teenager who might be a future NFL left tackle. He was the son of a crack-addicted mother and a murdered father, he was incredibly shy, and his high school grade point average was 0.6. He was basically a homeless black teenager with a bleak future except for his athletic talent. Sean Tuohy is a self-made white millionaire who had a daughter in Oher’s class, and he had helped out impoverished black students in the past. He and his wife took an interest in Oher, providing him food and clothing, and eventually having him move into their home as one of their family.

A family who changed one boys whole life, the Toughy family has saved Michel Oher off the streets and has helped him turn his whole life around. This book is truly amazing I love how its such an amazing true story, how it’s a rags to riches story, and the relationship that builds between him and the family that adopted him.

True stories are always the best stories because they are always usually so inspiring. In this true story Michel Oher was given a second chance at life, he never was a good student had a 0.6 grade average and had a crack addicted mom but when a miracle happens and the Toughy family finds him and takes him into their home he straightens up his way of living and becomes an awesome left tackle. It is a truly amazing story, how you can turn from living on the streets to playing in the big leagues. This is my most favorite true story, because it shows you no matter what you come from you still have a chance to make something of yourself. So never go thinking that you can’t make anything of yourself because this story shows you different. I was really truly inspired by this book because it shows you if you want it bad enough and put as much effort into it you can do anything.  Did Michel have the grades to play sports? No but he fought to bring his grades up so that he could play football, what he was meant to do.

This story will also tell you about the rags and the riches because a boy who only has one pair of clothes who is living on the streets meets a family that are millionaires and they switch his whole life around. You should never give up on people who live in the streets and have no money because you don’t know a back story.  People would make fun of Michel for having no home or not having much clothes. Then the Toughy family millionaires pick him off the streets and give him a second chance at his life and makes sure he plays football what he was meant to do. You would never think a family like that would take a boy like that and give him a home because you never really see that.

When they first took Michel off the streets no one really was very comfortable with Michel, but that really changes and relationships with Michel builds so much. Especially S.J, he is like a little brother to Michel. All of them get so much closer to one another and its truly amazing how they all come together as this perfect family and they have changed a kids life. I think that helps a lot knowing he had nothing and needed a family is what probably built up the relationship so much. I just love how they build up to be this amazing family who gave this boy a life in football by helping him with what he needed.

Overall this book was truly my favorite book ever because of the amazing story it tells you about one boy’s life being turned around by one family. It’s almost hard to believe that this is a true story because it seems so unreal.  I didn’t think it was a real story until I heard about it being a true story. It’s just this boy was given a true second chance at life to make himself a star at football what he was meant to be with his size and talent. Then when he was able to get his grades to where he could play football and he became one the most important part of the game at left tackle, which protects your quarterbacks blind side.

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Matched By Allie Condie Reviewed By Montana Frye

In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

 

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.

Why would you want someone to make your own choices for you? Don’t you want to be able to make your own choices? Well in Matched no one even stands a chance to make their own choices, the choices are made for them like their job their mate, etc. No one wants that, you need to know how to make your own choices.

This book was really not my favorite book I really didn’t get to finish it all, because it wasn’t a book that I was interested in. First off this type off book (dystopian) is not the kind off books I like to read, they just never have been the favorite type of books for me, then I can say that I did enjoy how the book changed things around with Cassia was it going to be Ky or Xander? There was another thing I enjoyed, the struggle Cassia had with choosing who she was wanting to make her life with.

Dystopian books, they really have never been a favorite of mine I can’t usually finish them because that’s not the books I’m interested in. This book I’m not a fan of the theme of a neighborhood where you have such strict rules. You can only have 100 paintings or art, only one thing that is passed down through your family, even the little tablets they have for emergincies. You are also not aloud to have poetry from the past or something Cassia’s grandfather gives her when he dies, poetry that she shouldn’t have and that may lead to trouble.

Also I did enjoy the love triangle between Cassia, Xander and Ky, it makes you wonder who will she go with, will she go for Ky or stay with her matched mate Xander? The only struggle with the thing between Ky and Cassia is that Ky is picked to not have a match but somehow he shows up on the computer screen on Cassia’s microchip of Xanders. How is it that his face appears on the screen no one knows, but it leads to a big change of mind for Cassia because she is thinking of maybe rethinking if she should stay with Xander. She had big choices to make. What really is going to go wrong is Ky is a abberition he is supposed to live single.

The struggle in the book was kind of interesting because you wanted to know what was going to happen. It really did not interest me that much but I know it would probably interest people who like books of this genre. The struggle between this is Cassia can’t be with Ky like she wants to be. The government is over their lives, they make the choices and they already have her matched with Xander. Just how the government is over all the society, they even decide when you die. This is really a very different society, they wouldn’t know what it was like to live in the real world where you make your own choices. They are used to not having to make their own choices they have them made for them.

Overall this book was ok but it is not my kind of book. I didn’t really finish all the book because I just couldn’t read it, it didn’t interest me. The way it was set up, they know when you die, who you will marry, where your going to work. I’m not big on these kind of books, the love struggle between Cassia and Ky was the only thing I found interesting. This book was not my favorite book but I know some people that would definately read and enjoy it.