Monster

By: Walter Dean Myers

Have you ever been blamed for something that you didn't do? And after that, called a monster?

16 year old Steve Harmon is a suspect in a case of felony murder. His lawyer, Kathy O'brien tries her best to help Steve regain his innocence. Along with him, two other men are suspected to be involved, James King and Richard Evans. At the beginning of the trial, the prosecutor, Sandra Petrocelli, gives a small speech about the "decent hardworking citizens," and the "people who are willing to steal and to kill - Monsters."
"The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but about this experience. I'll write it down in the notebook they let me keep. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. Monster."

(Myers 5)

Walter Dean Myers

Being the author of many books for young adults like "Fallen Angels" and "Crystal," Walter Dean Myers has won many awards like the "Coretta Scott King Award."

Awards and Accolades.

What have others said?

"Myers adeptly allows each character to speak for him or herself, leaving readers to judge for themselves." — Booklist


"A subtle and provocative novel about what it means to be alive in our time, especially but not exclusively for young African American males." - Riverbank Review


"A riveting novel. A taut and moving drama." - Kirkus Reviews


"Once you pick this book up, it becomes part of you until you reach the last page." - Alliance for Cultural Enrichment, Dialogue

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