Knights of the Hill Country
By Tim Tharp
(Ember, Paperback, 9780449812877, 233pp.)
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
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Welcome to Kennisaw—where Friday night high school football ranks right up there with God and country. This year, the Kennisaw Knights are going for their fifth straight undefeated season, and if they succeed, they'll be legends.
But the Knights' legacy is a heavyweight to carry for Hampton, linebacker and star of the team. On the field, he's so in control you'd think he was able to stop time. But his life off the field is a different story. His mom has a new boyfriend every week. He's drawn to a smart, quirky girl at school who seems totally wrong for a star athlete, and his best friend and teammate is growing uncomfortably competitive.
This thought-provoking novel is the story of a boy whose choices will decide the kind of man he becomes.