By: Ben Carson
In the book Gifted Hands by Ben Carson the characters seemed realistic. The main characters were Ben and his mother Sonya. Sonya was the mother, who worked almost 24/7 to support the family. Ben was her youngest son, who lacked in school and was being teased by other kids, because of his academics.
To Sonya, the mother put 100 percent into making sure her sons did their best in school. In order for her to provide for her family, she would work two to three jobs. Even though she only had a third grade education, she worked hard and was a quick learner. She had a motto, “Learn to do the best and God will do the rest.” She used and went by her motto to help motivate her and her family, which helped them, succeed in life.
Ben was mainly raised by his mother, Sonya because his father left when he was eight years old. When he was in the fifth grade he realized that he was far behind the other students. During recess one day, he realized he was the dumbest kid in the fifth grade, and maybe even the whole world. His life at school was not easy, because it was predominantly a white school. He also became one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world as he got older.
As a result, yes the characters were realistic (seem like real people). They went through financial problems, and were determined to do their best at whatever they did. Sonya was a single mother who worked hard and never gave u, with all the things she went through. Ben was a boy who was one of the dumbest kids in school, but now is most famous and respected doctors in the world. He gives children without hope a second chance.