Author: John Grisham
Published: 2003 (Doubleday)
You know what takes the filed-down nubby little milkteeth out of a high school cliche wrapped up in small town sentimentality? Setting all of the action and tension in the past where it's all been resolved neatly and now all that's left is to bury the Tough Love Coach Who United Us All, which is presented as the main action but YOU KNOW BETTER.
But not better enough to keep from finishing this off in one extremely boring sitting so you can sleep well when you forgot to bring your own book when you go to your parents' for the weekend. That is all this story is good for.