Monster (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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This New York Times bestselling novel and National Book Award nominee from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.

Fade In: Interior: Early Morning In Cell Block D, Manhattan Detention Center.

Steve (Voice-Over)
Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady prosecutor called me ... Monster.

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Some students may enjoy this type of writing better. - LibraryThing
It was just such a quick ending. - LibraryThing
This book would be perfect for teaching visualization. - LibraryThing
The only insight into Steve that I had were is notes. - LibraryThing
Illustrations by Christopher Myers. - LibraryThing
Steve's reaction at the ending felt kind of forced. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - singleton2012 - LibraryThing

Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Illustrations by Christopher Myers. Copy right 1999. Publisher HarperCollins publishers. pages 281. Type of Book: Realistic Fiction Summary: A sixteen year old African ... Read full review

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User Review  - YvetteKolstad - LibraryThing

I think this book really helps young people understand the criminal justice system. Myers uses a screenplay format to tell Steve Harmon's story, which makes the book easier to read . I often recommend this book to my more reluctant male readers, and 9 times out of ten, they really enjoy it. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers is the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people. His nonfiction includes We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart; Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told; Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly; and Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. His illustrious list of young adult novels includes Darius & Twig; All the Right Stuff; Lockdown; Dope Sick; Autobiography of My Dead Brother; New York Times bestseller Monster, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; and many more. He was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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