MONSTER by Walter Dean Meyers
A striking tale of prison life's true horrors.
"The best time to cry is at night, when someone is getting beaten up and screaming for help."
--Walter Dean Meyers, Monster
Steve Harmon is a sixteen-year old young man who has been falsely convicted of murder. He's been taken into prison, forced to serve a heavy sentence with real criminals who have no intention of showing him any remorse. To keep his sanity, Steve chronicles his experiences in the form of a journal and an autobiographical film script.
Will Steve survive prison, or will he spend the rest of his life in jail for a crime he didn't commit?
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