One thing that Ben and Griffin have in common is they both take risks. For instance, they each got their parents out of the house, then snuck out of their houses, and ran to the city dock at midnight. At the dock they helped each other steal a boat. And then stole some animals from a zoo boat! Another thing they have in common is they both believe in miracles. For example, they entered the meanest, toughest, and most vicious guard dog in Long Island, in a dog show just hoping to win. They didn’t. And the last thing they have in common is they are both very sneaky. For example, Ben snuck through an airshaft completely unnoticed. Likewise, Griffin snuck a hundred-fifty pound Doberman into an attic during broad daylight. His parents were home too!
As you can see, Ben and Griffin are alike in many ways, but now you’re going to see all of the areas were Ben and Griffin are different. In many ways are they different.
One way the two boys are different is Griffin is very devious. He’ll sneak through a graveyard in the middle of the night, in a black suit; digging and everyone would think he was at a restaurant with his friends because that’s what he told everyone. He enjoys being sneaky. He finds it exhilarating. Ben on the other hand is completely full of “what ifs.” He is very cautious about many things in his life at once, including being caught in the act. One more thing the boys are different upon is Griffin keeps his eyes on the prize. He’s very determined to get what he wants. For example, one time Griffin asked to see the best dog trainer of all time, Dimitri Trebezhov, to help him train a dog. He said “Go home and stay away.” Griffin kept banging on the door until he came back to the door. Dimitri eventually gave in and Griffin got his way. Again. But Ben gives in easily and doesn’t always follow through on everything he says. For instance, on a boat, Ben started to become uneasy. He was constantly asking if they could turn around and go home. He said it about a hundred times by the end of the voyage. When they got off the boat Ben said “I was so dumb, I was so stupid, why on Earth did I ever agree to go on this stupid boat ride in the first place.” The last thing that the two boys are different is Griffin keeps a cool head in tough situations. Meaning he stays calm. For example, when a kid named Shank, who had a body structure of a tank, but very short, was saying “Yo justice come here,” and Griffin just ignored the threatening boy. But, unlike Griffin, Ben can sometimes crack, or freak out, under pressure. For instance, Ben tried to stay awake because of his disorder called narcolepsy, but was freaking out so bad that his neck and back were completely sweat-drenched.
These two boys are friends but are different and alike in many ways. But everyone is different even if your friends with someone whose different. Like Ben and Griffin.