Blaine and his dad taught Hampton the game of football and now the two friends are seniors and stars on this generation's miracle Knights team, aiming at completing their own fifth undefeated season to match that legendary streak of the past. It was Blaine that first got Hampton interested in playing football, his family took Hampton in when troubles at home got too intense, and these boyhood friends have been inseperable all the while they were growing up. Along with the best linebacker in the area, Hampton, and a very good running back, Blaine, they had many other athletes. It was a tight score throughout the game and ended in an unexpected way. The team is very passionate about this, and they will do anything to win.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to 14-year-old boys and girls, because it does have some strong language. Hampton's salvation since moving to Kennisaw had been his long friendship with Blaine Keller. But the Knights' legacy is a heavy weight to carry for Hampton, linebacker and star of the team. Welcome to Kennisaw--where Friday night high school football ranks right up there with God and country, and sometimes even comes in first. There was this linebacker who was the captain of the defense team. The book would have been better if some of the other football players were included in the book more instead of just Blaine and Hampton.
He starts off by telling about his best friend, Blaine, and how they met. Unlike Blaine, Hampton has trouble expressing his thoughts on the spot. The book also has some beautiful imagery, especially when talking about the natural world, or when Hampton is trying to describe his thoughts. On the field, Hamp was better than everyone else. Kennisaw is a small town, but is a big high school football town. Two high school football players from Kennisaw, a town in the Oklahoma Hill Country.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. I also do what I think is right, like Hampton did in the end of the book. His impact on the story is negative because he influences Hampton to do worse things than he would normally. Being awkward is what gets Hampton into some of the troubles that he has, and I feel that goes for the same as me. This put Blaine on edge and got himself and Hamp into some situations, including some fights, that they had a hard time getting out of. Blaine became very good friends with Hampton so they hung out very often. Jake: One of Hampton and Blaine's football buddies.
Characterization: Hampton Green was the main character of this book. Hampton walked in and he was astounded, he hadn't seen his mother like this in years. Recommendation: I recommend Knights of the Hill Country from grades eighth to twelfth. Also it was based in the high school setting the older kids would be able to connect to the book more. It was Friday night and the Knights were playing a team that wasn't very good. The positive similarities I made with being in sports helped me relate. Hampton looked up into the stands and saw his mother, Tommy Don, and Sara all cheering for him and they walked onto the field after the game.
Personal Response: I thought this was a great book because of the football and the lessons learned. Throughout the book and his conversations with people you start to see Hampton understand himself and trust in his own judgement. It just ticked all the boxes, American Football set in high school with a slight mix of romance thrown in, it was like it was calling to me and I needed something to curb my sadness over the loss of Friday Night Lights. In addition to earning a B. It was Blaine that first got Hampton interested in playing football, his family took Hampton in when troubles at home got too intense, and these boyhood friends have been inseperable all the while they were growing up. This unforgettable novel is the story of a boy whose choices will decide the kind of man he becomes, and raises powerful questions about sportsmanship, loyalty, and the deceptiveness of legends. The relationship he has with his best friend Blaine did give me a lot of insight of why guys do stupid things, even though it may still be wrong at least now it makes more sense.
It's the fourth quarter, the Knights were down by a touchdown. Hampton wrestled him and told him he just moved there. When they arrived Blaine grabbed the gun and tried to shoot Covey, but little did he know Hampton took out the shell before they got out. They play for the Kennisaw Knights, who have had 4 undefeated seasons in a row. It is not the specific circumstances that matter in this novel; it is the universal themes that every person can connect to.
Recommendation I recommend this book for both middle and high school students. I really had a good time with one of his books back in Aug of 2014. The town is important to the book, because the kids are playing football against other nearby towns, which also play big roles later in the book. The area is predominately inhabited by Whites, making Kennisaw a place where racism occurs frequently. Main Characters- Hampton- athletic, handsome, has a love for football, known as the best player, dynamic character. The relationship he has with his best friend Blaine did give me a lot of insight of why guys do stupid things, even though it may still be wrong at least now it mak This one is going to be a hard one to review because I don't think I can do it justice.