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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the typical Grisham fare, September 25, 2007
This review is from: Playing For Pizza: A Novel (Hardcover)
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Yes, it is a departure from Grisham's usual legal thrillers but those were getting quite boring in my opinion. Same stuff, different book. I think the writing of this novel was very well done, Grisham creates very likeable characters who I found myself rooting for on each and every game day, sometimes even skipping ahead to see if they won. The main character of Rick Dockery goes through the usual motions of self discovery after a huge letdown but I still was on his side. I did find the football plays terribly confusing to read but I do not profess a lot of familiarity with the "Xs and Os" as Grisham calls them. This book is a quick read and enjoyable but I would not recommend purchasing it unless you really really really love John Grisham.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2007 2:24:31 PM PST
J. Rouse says:
Hi,
I was wondering what the adult content of this book is? Do you think its okay for a 14 year old boy? Is there a lot of swearing? Any sexual content? This is a boy who has attended Christian school for most of his life and is very content with his beliefs. If you believe that this book is in the slightest not appropriate for a 14 year old boy, please email me at Jamaicamenutts@aol.com
Any help would be great!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2008 4:35:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2008 4:35:23 PM PST
Jerika says:
Did you ask everyone this in every review? Why would a responsible parent want to rely on strangers on the internet for guidelines as to what is appropriate for their child? Why not just read it yourself and decide?

Posted on Jul 18, 2008 1:03:09 PM PDT
The book is entertaining and light. Good Summer reading.

Posted on Aug 1, 2008 8:39:41 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2008 11:35:03 AM PDT
xxxxxx says:
There was a bit of Satan worship in the second-to-last chapter, but tastefully done.
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