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Critique of Friday Night Lights By HG Bissinger Friday Night Lights A team a town a dream is the story of the 1988 Permian High School football team in Odessa Texas The book covers a year in the life of the team from the ending of the 1987 season through the conclusion of the 1988 season It displays the fanatical behavior of the entire town towards high school football along with the incredible amount of pressure placed on the teenaged boys to perform at a superstar level and how they reacted to the pressure Many important issues such as race relations parent-child relations the self-image of the kids of whom so much is expected and what happens when you fail to achieve a goal The first reason I like this novel is because the way the writer talks about football it reminds me of our football team at Las Cruces High This book has a lot of excitement and a definite plot The narrator of the book is HG Bissinger he talks about all the ups and downs the football team goes through on and off the field One of the main topics that Bissinger writes about is the Watermelon Feed The watermelon feed is like our booster club meeting first they talk about the new business the booster club has to take care of then they introduce all the players to the hole town of Odessa This book is great on making you fill as if you were at every game during the 1988 season The narrator gives you all the exciting moments and explosive hit during the game The things that I did not like about the book was the book kind of got boring when it started to talk about Odessa In the beginning of the book the narrator talks about how Odessa became a town and how it started its love for the game of football Another
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