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Ashes By Kfeffer Summary

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r Choosing between her mom and her dad, Ashleigh is faced with a tough decision whether or not to steal money from her mom, or to leave her dad in a difficult situation. In the story Ashes, Ashleigh’s parents are divorced and don’t get along at all. Ashleigh’s parents are total opposites, her mom is very practical and her dad is a dreamer. One day her dad asks her to take some of her mom’s money and she isn’t sure what to do. Ashleigh did not take her mom’s money because her dad lied to her about what the money was for, she knows how hard her mom worked for the money, and her dad breaks promises.
Ashleigh did not take her mom’s money because her dad lied to her about what the money was for. At first when her dad told her about the money he told her “ “I have a chance at something really big,” he said.”[Pfeffer pg.2]. There was no chance at “something really big” he lied
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Ashleigh’s mom loves putting aside for a rainy day because “She’s the most practical person I know, always putting aside for a rainy day,”[Pfeffer pg.1]. Ashleigh’s mom works hard, hard enough so that she can put away for tough times. Her mom is very practical “And Mom was always prepared…”[Pfeffer pg.2]. Hard work was how her mom got to have all of the extra money, and Ashleigh knew that. Ashleigh could not have taken that money that her mom had worked so hard for. When she goes into the apartment she looks down at it and starts thinking “Her earthquake money. Her martian money. What should I do?”[Pfeffer pg.4]. When people start thinking like that and start feeling guilty, it usually means they are doubting a decision they are about to make. Doubting a decision usually means they are not going to go through with it. Ashleigh knows how hard her mom works and how much she saves, she could not have taken the money knowing that.Ashleigh did not take her mom’s money because she knows how hard her mom worked for
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