Who Wrote Bleachers?

Where does bleachers take place?

MessinaThe setting for Bleachers is Messina, a town in an unidentified Southern state which becomes the center of the universe for high school football fans on Friday nights.

It’s the home of the multi-champion Spartans and their legendary coach, Eddie Rake, who, on this weekend, lies on his deathbed..

What is the theme of bleachers?

Forgiveness. The first and most important theme is that of forgiveness. Eddie Rake slapped Neely for losing the first half of the championship game in 1987 which prompted Neely to knock his coach out. Neely himself had drifted through the last 15 years of his life, bitter about his knee injury and his wife leaving him.

What is the climax of bleachers?

Climax. The climax occurs when Neely Crenshaw appears as the third eulogist for Coach Eddie Rake. The reader doesn’t expect him to be the one to speak well of his memories of his coach, because we have seen him turn away from Rake and Messina football so often throughout the book.

Who is Neely Crenshaw?

Neely Crenshaw, born in 1969, is a high school All-American quarterback, who has been Messina High School’s ‘golden boy,’ expected to lead them to the state title. Neely is a highly recruited quarterback with a golden arm, fast feet, plenty of sizes, maybe the greatest Messina quarterback ever.

Who is Paul Curry bleachers?

Paul Curry He used to play with Neely Crenshaw during high school football and was his best friend. He is now a banker and still lives in Messina but he joins his former team mates to see their old coach Eddie Rake again.

Why was Coach Rake fired?

Coach Eddie Rake He is a legend in Messina, having coached the high school football team for 34 years and piling up tremendous statistics. He also was fired for inadvertently causing the death of a player because of his strict conditioning practices.

What genre is Bleachers by John Grisham?

NovelSports FictionPsychological FictionBleachers/Genres

Who is the main character in bleachers?

Neely CrenshawNeely Crenshaw – He is the main character, and the author tells the story from his point of view. He had been the great football hero in the 1980’s and had a great future perhaps in professional football.