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Monster (Reprint) (Paperback) by Walter Dean Myers

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About the Book

Young, black, 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what the truth is. Illustrations.

Book Synopsis

This New York Times bestselling novel 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.

Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist.

Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky.

The late Walter Dean Myers was a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, who was known for his commitment to realistically depicting kids from his hometown of Harlem.

Share this highly readable novel at home or in the classroom--it's sure to spark debate and conversation. Walter Dean Myers said: I would like young people to consider what happened to Steve Harmon, as well as why. There were decisions that Steve made and some he clearly should have made, but didn't. As the author, I'll be satisfied if the reader forms his or her own opinion about these decisions and the consequences.

From the Back Cover


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.

Review Quotes

"A riveting courtroom drama that will leave a powerful, haunting impression on young minds."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Riveting. An emotionally charged story that readers will find compelling and disturbing.--School Library Journal

A fascinating portrait of a terrified young man wrestling with his conscience. The tense drama of the courtroom scenes will enthrall readers, but it is the thorny moral questions raised in Steve's journal that will endure in readers' memories."

The youthful, vulnerable voice will draw in YA readers, boys and girls."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"A riveting novel with breathless, edge-of-the-seat courtroom scenes. Taut and moving."--Kirkus Reviews

"Chilling and engrossing."--New York Times

"A novel that in both form and subject guarantees a wide teen audience."--Horn Book (starred review)

"Monster is a subtle and provocative novel about what it means to be alive in our time."--Riverbank Review

"The drama of the situation and the ethical questions raised will keep the audience not just reading but thinking."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The sheer authenticity of the novel and its presentation are disquieting--and totally riveting."--Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Committee

"The unusual format and easy style combines with powerful content to make an unforgettable book."--Language Arts
Dimensions (Overall): 7.17 Inches (H) x 4.93 Inches (W) x .88 Inches (D)
Weight: .54 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / African-American, Family / General, Law + Crime, Social Issues / Violence, Social Issues / Peer Pressure
Publisher: Amistad Pr
Format: Paperback
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2001
TCIN: 11394228
UPC: 9780064407311
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0779
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7 inches length x 5 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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Mnls - 4 years ago
It’s a great book that I already had read, just wanted to own it! Only negative is the delivery
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