Analysis Of The Book ' The Other Wes Moore '

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The Other Wes Moore is a book about two kids who share more than one could expect. They share same name, they grew up in the same neighborhood, they both had a difficult childhood, and they both grew up fatherless, the list goes on. They might have been the same in many ways, but they grew up completely different. One day the author was reading the newspaper that featured him and he came across an article about a planned jewelry store robbery that went wrong. That article featured someone by the name of Wes Moore. The author Wes Moore decided to write the man who was currently serving life in prison. The author thought that he would never get a reply, but he did. Ever since then they have stayed connected and are very good friends. Throughout the book, The Other Wes Moore, the author Wes does a great job at telling the stories of both the other Wes Moore and himself. This is a great book to read because Wes Moore does a great job of depicting reality. This is also a good book because the author focuses on the similarities of the two and not the differences. As a result of the author depicting reality, this book was easy to understand. One of the many examples of how the author depicts reality comes from chapter one. Chapter one talks about the loss of their fathers. When reading this chapter lots of questions came to mind. The number one question that came to mind was, does having a father in your life impact you differently than not having a father? I believe the absence of a father figure has negative effects on a child’s future. The author, Wes and the incarcerated Wes, both grew up without a father. So how did they turn out different? It is true that both Wes Moore’s grew up without a father, but the way they lost their f... ... middle of paper ... ...he differences. Here is a short analysis of this book; the purpose of this book is to inform the reader on how you can turn your life around. The audience of this book will be young adults. The genre is nonfiction biography and the tone of this book is positive. As I stated earlier in the paper about how I believe the absence of a father figure has negative effects on a child’s future. The reason I stated this was from personal experience. Losing my father has affected my negatively. I was told that it does not look like I grew up in a fatherless home. There are many reasons why I didn’t head down a path of destruction like both Wes Moore and the incarcerated Wes Moore. One reason is because I had a big support group that included my family, friends, and teachers, etc. Another reason is because I am a female. One might say that doesn’t matter but I believe it does.
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