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Michael's Story About His Life
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
I never read Michael Lewis' book, The Blind Side, but I did see the movie. I thought it was a great story, but it seemed more about the Touhy family and how they helped a boy realize his potential and get to college on a football scholarship. Michael Oher was that boy, but in the movie you don't really get the whole story of his life, how he went from a black boy living in poverty to the Touhys and then to the NFL.
This is Michael's life and he tells the whole story of how he was raised, moving from one foster care family to another and changing schools with every move. Oher tells of how he tried to stay with his eleven brothers and sisters and how they were split up by the system. He tells of his own determination to make a better life for himself and of all the people who helped him along the way. And he tells of how the Touhy family became his family.
This is truly a great story and Michael Oher deserved a chance to tell it from his point of view. He's not the object of this story; he is the story. Great read.