Stand Your Ground by Joel Penton

Stand Your Ground

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you should know that this is definitely not the type of book that I usually read. But after the author, Joel Penton, spoke at my school, I decided to buy this book just because. The story itself is mostly a memoir of Joel Penton’s experience playing football at Ohio State, but there are also some other stories from his high school life thrown in. The rest of the book is about commitments: how to make them, how to keep them, etc.

I’ll try any kind of book once, and although I already had an idea that I wasn’t going to like this book, I had to try. To me, it was just disappointing. I wasn’t expecting over half of the book to be about good decision-making and commitments; I thought most of it would be his story, the one he told us at my school, which seemed like something I would want to read about. So, no, I didn’t like it. But I’m not going to say that it sucked, or anything like that, because it didn’t. It’s just not my thing.

I’m not sure how much longer I can make this review without it being super boring, so I’ll just end it here. I’ll have my next review of the full Divergent series up sometime soon, hopefully before Christmas, but if not, sometime before New Years. So, in case I don’t get to write before then, have a great Christmas!


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