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Myers, known for the inner-city classic Motown and Didi (first published in 1984), proves with Monster that he has kept up with both the struggles and the lingo of today's teens. Steve is an adolescent caught up in the violent circumstances of an adult world--a situation most teens can relate to on some level. Readers will no doubt be attracted to the novel's handwriting-style typeface, emphasis on dialogue, and fast-paced courtroom action. By weaving together Steve's journal entries and his script, Myers has given the first-person voice a new twist and added yet another worthy volume to his already admirable body of work. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The author also did a good job keeping the book interesting by writing like it was a movie script.
The book Monster written by Walter Dean Myers is about a 16-year-old afro-american boy,named Steve Harmon, who is on trial for murder.
The novel also makes you consider the power of peer pressure and the effect it can have on the lives of young adults.
The book was fine, it got here just as expected, it was for a school project for my granddaughter. I don't know what it is aboutPublished 10 days ago by Mary Kay
This book is read in 8th grade as a required text in my district, most likely for several reasons including how it is told in mixed genres (playwriting and journal writing), and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by emily
Outstanding! This book should be required reading for all students by the eighth grade. It is easy to read, and tells of the thoughts, fear, and hope of a young man in the justice... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daryl Grant
This was one of the most boring books I've ever read. With a completely uninteresting lead character and a plot that makes you feel not much of anything it's just not worth your... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick Miller-Katenkamp
Great book tells story about a young man who was put on a trial for murdering. Recommend for all studentsPublished 1 month ago by Duy Le
Don't think I have read anything quite like Monster. It switches back and forth between a book and a movie. Steve Harmon is up for felony murder. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Naumann