Cracking the Bell by Geoff Herbach
Football is what has kept him sane for years now, and without it, Isaiah can’t see how he will be able to focus and function. He has become such a good player that he is being recruited by Cornell, but he hasn’t told his parents yet. And that is because of what happened to his sister years ago, and why Isaiah needs football.
All that changes though, when he gets hit, bad. So bad, that he hears witches screaming in his head and he doesn’t even remember getting up and going home that night. It scares him though. Because is this game, and it is a game after all, worth everything?
Recommended for 8th grade and up.