Friday Night Lights is a riveting and insightful look at high school football in Texas. H. G. Bissinger spent an entire season chronicling the Permian High School Panthers, culminating with their run for the state championship. The result is an astonishing book about politics, power, and athletics that has become a modern classic.
For who is this book for ?
Friday Night Lights is an amazing book for anyone who enjoys sports, whether it be watching or playing. The detailed look at one football season in a Texas town will keep any sports fan hooked until the very end.
- Friday Night Lights is a fascinating look at the power of high school football in Texas.
- H. G. Bissinger does an excellent job of capturing the emotions and motivations of the players, coaches, and administrators involved in the sport.
- The book has become a modern classic, providing readers with an insightful glimpse into this unique world
- The author spends too much time discussing the players’ personal lives and not enough talking about football.
- The book is incredibly long and can be dense at times.
- Some readers may find the small town focus to be limiting.
Learn more about the author
H. G. Bissinger is a former journalist and the author of Friday Night Lights, which was made into a movie in 2004.
“This is an amazing book about a small town in Texas that lives and breathes football. The author does a great job of describing the team, the players, their families and friends, and life in this tiny town.”
“Friday Night Lights is an amazing book. Anyone who has ever been involved in sports, played sports, or just watched them will enjoy this book. It takes you into the world of high school football and tells the story of one small town’s obsession with the game.”
“Friday Night Lights is an astonishing book about politics, power, and athletics that has become a modern classic.”
“Friday Night Lights is an amazing book. It tells the story of high school football in Texas, and how it becomes a way of life for the townspeople. This is one you won’t want to put down!”