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Posted November 6, 2003
Rating: ***** One-liner: ¿Can¿t put it down.¿ This story takes place during Bo Jackson¿s lifetime: 1963-, in Alabama. Bo lives in a rough neighborhood, where children are exposed to drugs and violence. Since Bo was bullied by his older brothers and sisters, he grew up an angry child. Vincent Jackson always liked sports growing up. He also tried out for track, football, and baseball teams. He received the name ¿Bo¿ when his older cousin said that he was as tough as a boar. He kept the name ¿Boar¿ through his childhood days, especially when he was bullying others. One day, Bo was being bullied by an older boy. Bo was ready to shoot the boy, and he almost did, until he realized that doing that would be throwing his life away. He then shortened ¿Boar¿ to ¿Bo¿. Bo played football, baseball, and track all through high school. He was later offered a scholarship to Auburn University. Bo promised his mother that he would be the first person in his family to go to college. After winning the Heisman Trophy in college, Bo went on to play for Major League Baseball¿s Kansas City Royals and the National Football League¿s Oakland Raiders. Bo was very successful in both of these sports. I really liked this book. The author was very descriptive in describing Bo¿s life story and the challeneges he faced along the way. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who wants to hear a good story told and good reading material.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.