Book Review-I Beat The Odds by Michael Oher

I Beat The Odds, by Michael Oher, is an extremely inspring read for anyone who is into great stories about those rising from the ashes to stardom. Oher was an inner city child who seemed to have no future. However, one day he had a life-changing experience when a well-off family, called the Tuohy’s, picked him up off the street. I Beat The Odds is a very engaging read that I throughly enjoyed from the beginning to the end. I could not put the book down!

The Tuohy’s saw talents in Oher that no one else believed in. It turned out that his childhood of playing street sports in Hurt Village benefitted his future in many ways, as he would rise to become a star Left Tackle for Wingate High School and the University of Mississippi. However, his rough childhood set him back from the rest of his peers. Oher was raised by his mother, who was a drug addict, as social services would come to take he and his siblings multiple times. Once the Tuohy’s found Oher, he was able to create a life that very few people from the ghetto can ever dream of. Oher worked tirelessly with his tutor, Miss. Sue, to raise his grades in order to graduate. He eventually was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, after 4 seasons at Ole Miss.

I highly recommend reading the book, I Beat The Odds, by Michael Oher. This is a very inspirational story that will make you feel you can do anything in this life. Oher provides the prime example of someone who can do anything they want, no matter the circumstances. Even considering the long, hard road going from being an adolescent in the inner city to becoming an NCAA football and NFL star, Oher defied the odds and provides inspiration to younger children and adults who are trying to find their path in life. Happy reading!



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