Stormi's Review: Friday Nights Don't Last Forever by Caleb Pirtle III
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Y&R Publishing
Released: August 29, 2016
Genre: Sports, Contemporary
Length: 426 pages
The dream of college football propels Casey Clinton into the best and worst times of his life. On Friday nights in Avalon, Alabama, football reigns supreme. Quarterback Casey Clinton’s magic arm drives recruiters and his opponents wild. Girls worship him. A preacher’s wife seduces him. Life can’t be any better. But when slick college football recruiters offer the small-town high school player the chance for fame and glory, it’s no longer a game. It’s business. And it’s brutal. Lavish promises of money, women, and a spot at the top of the football world take Casey into a violent world he could never imagine. Temptation is great. His life spirals out of control. His world crumbles out from under him. Football is no longer a sport. It’s a fight for survival in a game where everyone but Casey knows how to play.
Four Boundless Stars
I jumped at the invite to read and review this ARC. It's based in a small town in Alabama AND it's about football. I'm from Alabama and I know better than anyone how big football is here. It really was a great book for me. For Casey football is his whole life. From when he was little, to playing in high school, to a promise at the big leagues in college. Football is life. Until the football he loves so much takes him into a world that has him spiraling down. This book is about a small town boy who comes out into the big world and realizes small town life doesn't last forever. It tells a harsh and real story of how life can change at the drop of a hat. It was a dirty, yet thrilling read. I really enjoyed this book. I am a big Alabama football fan and this book was a great read for me. I understand this character and how he feels. It was full of action and told a great story of hope, ambition, and some bits of evil. In a small town in Alabama, that's a whole lot. This book shows the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with sports and the athletes that play them.