1. What are the main events that occurred in the life of Wes 1 in this chapter?
2. What are the main events that occurred in the life of Wes 2 in this chapter?
After settling into his grandparent’s home, Wes quickly realized their results were stricter than his mother’s. He decided to seek out ways to get out of the house and made some friends. Wes found some guys playing basketball at a court with no nets and quickly realized they were older and better than him, and that they played hard. He decided to stick it out and ended up making new friends. “The basketball court is a strange patch …show more content…
Wes said that wearing that jersey made him feel proud and like he belonged. Being athletic and succeeding in football soon became important to him, and unfortunately his performance in school declined as result. Wes and Woody played football often in their neighborhood, and it was not uncommon to get a pickup game going. One day, Wes played defense a little too close for one boy’s liking. An argument started, and the boy punched Wes in the face. Everyone was stunned. Wes ran home, and Woody ran after him to make sure he was okay. Woody found Wes in his kitchen with a knife. Despite Tony’s warnings to keep out of trouble, he had also taught Wes to never let someone get away with hurting your pride: “rule number one: If someone disrespects you, you send a message so fierce that they won’t have the chance to do it again.” Woody tried to stop him, but Wes ran outside to confront the boy, not even noticing that police officers had shown up. Wes ran at the boy, but was tackled by one of the officers. Wes and Woody were both arrested and taken to jail. Knowing he could not call his mother, Wes called Tony. Tony’s father agreed to pick him up. Wes was back home before his mother got there; she didn’t find out for years that he had been arrested that