Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

Book review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

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The book points out great issues, in a way young boys will want to read. It discusses segregation, racism, sexism, without hitting the reader over the head. I would warn readers that there is a brief passage where players on another team have sex with a 14YO. It is not critical to the book, an although true, I wish they had left it out.

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love football and more football

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