“This is the story of two boys living in Baltimore with similar histories and an identical name: Wes Moore” (xi). Wes Moore became obsessed with this man, who had the same name as himself, after seeing him in the newspaper. The two men were born just blocks away from each other. After the story of the robbery he wrote a letter to the other Wes, and he was surprised to get a response. They were intrigued to share their stories so Wes Moore decided to start regular visits with the other Wes; this inspired him to write a book about it.
Wes Moore’s The Other Wes Moore successfully tells the story of two Wes Moore’s who live very different lives by showing the consequences each Wes Moore faces because of their decisions and environment. I will be evaluating this book on: Is it easy to understand and interesting, have lots of details and good descriptions, and a fair comparison between the two.
The Other Wes Moore tells the stories of two Wes Moore’s who lead very different lives because of the choices they make and environment they live in. Wes Moore (author) lives a life in a bad neighborhood but luckily he has family that cares about him and tries to keep him out of trouble, so he eventually gets sent to military school for his own good. This results in him growing up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other Wes Moore also lives in a bad neighborhood, the difference is, he does not have a family that is around for him so he eventually follows in his brother’s footsteps becoming a criminal and drug dealer. Later he ended up a convicted murderer and serving a life sentence.
In telling the story of Wes Moore (author), he tells his life through the ...
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...rison, “On the charge of first-degree felony murder, the jury finds the defendant… guilty” (156).
To continue, telling the stories of both Wes Moore’s, the author told both their stories in the same timeline and clearly showed how the difference in their decisions affected their lives. In each chapter the author tells both of their stories equally for the year each chapter represents. In addition the author clearly tells how each of the Wes’s decisions affected each of their lives for the better or worse.
In conclusion The Other Wes Moore successfully tells the story of two Wes Moore’s who live very different lives by showing the consequences each Wes Moore faces because of their decisions and environment. The book was also very detailed, interesting, and easy to understand. This was a very interesting and enjoyable read that many people should also find enjoyable.
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