The Other Wes Moore '

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The Other Wes Moore In the book, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is about two kids with the same name that live two different backgrounds. Wes Moore is the author and tells his story of how successful he became, and the other Wes Moore is the antagonist in the book, which tells how his life went down the wrong path. The book shows the different phases of their lives, which have made them the people they are today. Wes Moore the author states, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” I agree with his statement because either one of them could have had bad influences that lead them down the wrong path. Someone who has a positive mindset and career goals, are mostly likely to be successful than those who don’t have a plan for the future. In my opinion, getting an education and making the right decisions in life, will lead to positive outcomes, rather than making poor decisions that leads one to become a criminal. Although both Wes Moore’s had different outcomes in the end, they do have similarities growing up. For example, they both grew up without a father figure. Wes I’s father died at the age of three. He broadcasted radio news on WMAL, and later came home feeling ill. He woke up the next morning worse than ever, he went to the hospital and the doctors didn’t understand what was wrong with him. He later died from Acute Epiglottitis, a rare but treatable virus that causes the epiglottitis to swell and

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