About the book: Tensions are high in small-town Tooele, Utah, during the Great Depression, but coach Sterling Harris knows football is the answer. With his job on the line, he makes a bold play to find victory for his team and unity for his town. Based on a true story, this inspiring book gives you a fresh perspective on the past and hope for the future.
My review: Not having grown up in Utah, I really had no idea of the history of the town of Tooele. I loved the way that this book showed that the town started out divided in half with the Newtown residents against the Oldtown residents. I loved the way it follows the character of Joe Lacey as his parents send him from his home in Newtown to the high school in Oldtown and the way that you see the division and the school and football program through his eyes. It's crazy to me to imagine the way that the Newton residents would have been treated, almost as if they were outcasts in the community, simply because most of them were immigrants of another country. But Sterling Harris is there to change all of that, he's just been hired as a teacher in the high school, but he's also out to make a football team and hopefully bring both parts of the town together. I loved the way that this book teaches a bit of history while also including a great story. Make time to read this book, you won't regret it!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Chad Robert Parker lived in six states growing up, and is the second of six boys. Each served two-year missions. He is the son of two great, humble parents. They taught him a love for family, church, and life. Chad is an avid sports fan and likes creating games. He also likes juggling; he chose to juggle publishing his first book with getting married and starting a new venture hosting anecdoting.com: a site to share and collect good everyday life stories. Chad works in the library at BYU and lives in beautiful Saratoga Springs, Utah, with his lovely wife.
Labels: Cedar Fort, Chad Robert Parker, Historical fiction