Yesterday I finished the book, Bleachers, by John Grisham. I have read all his previous books, mostly being law-related; but this one is totally different. It’s actually about football (American Football) in a small town where high school football is everything.
It reminded me so much of Marysville, my high school town, that it was scary. The story literally could have been about lots of the guys I grew up with and the people in our city. The similarities were uncanny. I’m sure its the same with most football towns, but it freaked me out a bit.
I enjoy Grisham’s writing style, so the book was an easy read for me. I probably enjoyed it more because I could relate to it.
One image I loved was that of the bleachers. It foreshadowed life in many different ways. We can be content to sit in the bleachers, and watch others live life to its fullest; or we can get up and begin living life ourselves. Even if your “glory” days in the spotlight seem to be over, start making new glory day memories. Don’t continue to live in the past. Let it go and live for today and tomorrow.
4 out of 5 stars