Saturday, October 22, 2011

Book 1: Completed!

Book 1 Completed!
I had already started this book, but was dying for finish it, so I did.
Its an amazing story from growing up in "the ghetto" to NFL football.
Michael Oher grew up with a mother doing drugs. His siblings and himself, never knew where they were going to sleep, and if there mother would even show up at their house that night. One day he met the Touhy family, who legally adopted him around the age of 18. Its an amazing, powerful story, that I would highly recommend.
On page 236 Michael pledges is support to be the best role model that he can be through appearances and speeches.
He also asks that children reading this book will pledge to value their life enough to commit to making it no matter what; and that every adult will pledge to find a way to give back.
Michael- you HAVE my pledge to help out! Do you all pledge?
I would like to finish this post with some quotes from the book:
"All out shooting matches were pretty rare, but I do clearly remember one time watching a baby get sot in the midst of an argument" (6).
"Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter. " (235).
~Loving to Read One Step at a Time


  1. Congratulations! Well done :) Hope you're having fun!

    Happy reading!

  2. I'm here to cheer! It looks like you're rocking this readathon! This book sounds very powerful.

  3. Good for you :) This sounds like an inspirational read.

  4. This book sounds GREAT! Michael shows that you CAN overcome your environment with just a little help from the outside!

    Rah! Rah! Shish! Boom! Bah! Reading books will take you far!

  5. This book sounds so good. Happy reading!


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