Finished reading “The Blind Side” yesterday. “Blind Side” is one I probably wouldn’t have been aware of if not for the motion picture release that’s receiving such acclaim–which our family is going to see tonight.
It’s the true account of a wealthy white family in Memphis adopting a giant of a black kid at age 16 named Michael Oher (pronounced “oar”). Turns out that Michael has an amazing aptitude for football– his adoptive family didn’t know that when they fell in love with him. Oher begins playing his Jr. year of high school and then becomes the single most recruited young man to major colleges. Eventually he is drafted by the Baltimore Ravens (boo, hiss), and becomes one of the highest paid players in the NFL.
The book contains great insights into adoption, mixed socioeconomic cultures, and the transforming power of love.
An amazing book with one caveat–there’s a lot of football in it.