Nonfiction – Sports
Released September, 1999
Bottom Line: Read it.
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Plot Summary of The Junction Boys:
The story of Bear Bryant’s first team (Texas A&M – 1954) to endure the 10 day “hell week” in Junction, Texas that later became legendary.
My Thoughts on The Junction Boys:
The raw details of grueling practices, verbal and mental abuse, and lack of access to the most basic physical comforts make you feel for and root for these players. And, the same details will likely make you hate Bear Bryant at some points.
But, by the end, there are enough heartwarming moments to make Bryant a bit more likable and respect his tough coaching methods. The fact that Dent doesn’t hold anything back is what makes The Junction Boys such a sports classic.