This is one of those must-read stories. It takes basic concepts and ideals we all ponder and shows you the answers to them. I don't want to give anything away but it's very empowering espically for teens and young adults trying to find their way.
And more people like Wes Moore! Well written, entertaining, educational and inspiring. I'm having all my children read this one!
I especially loved the scene/analogy of the parachuters jumping. Brilliant and brought me to tears.
I really liked this book. I only started listening to it for a class and I really got into it. The only reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5 was because Wes Moore focused solely on choice and the importance of personal responsibility rather than focusing that people's lives are a mix of both personal responsibility and social and cultural capital. Of course, that's what we are talking about in my class. Overall, this book gives you plenty to think about and is definitely worth reading or listening to.
I am listening over and over. when street Wes got his girlfriend pregnant, after his mother and brother just each had a child, it was the most dramatic scene. The best change of scholar Wes was when he was in military school and how he struggled to meet mother's expectations. Great book.
The author and narrator has an excellent reading voice so this book was pleasant to listen to. I loved the story and the end was really inspiring.
It's a fascinating book that really makes you think.
This was such an interesting story. The events separating the two Wes Moores were subtle, but lead to two totally different destinations. To understand the recent events in Baltimore, read or listen to this book.
If you audio read this book while holding the book at hand which was what I did then I think we must have felt nearly same excitement reading the book. Wes Moore the author: is indeed blessed with strong unrelenting hands from parents,uncles and aunties. The other Wes is also blessed if still alive because even though life is almost inevitably about possessions and success,seeing another day in your completely whole body is like anonymously said-a blessing. Which is why through earths worries and anxieties HE gave us a way, a way that no man can give to us. A way that only him can GIVE. And what way might that be ? You asked., "it's JESUS Christ" Matt 6:33. The word of God was been born before Wes the author and the other Wes. I enjoyed this book a lot. I even wish I could write far better or close to this. :)