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Monster

$ 10.99
SKU AAYA978-0064407311

Walter Dean Myers (A) and Christopher Myers (ILT) (A)

List Price: $10.99 (Paperback - Juvenile Justice / Narrative - 1999)

Description: Winner of a Coretta Scott King Award. Steve Harmon, 16, is accused of serving as a lookout for a robbery of a Harlem drugstore. The owner was shot and killed, and now Steve is in prison awaiting trial for murder. From there, he tells about his case and his incarceration. Many elements of this story are familiar, but Myers keeps it fresh and alive by telling it from an unusual perspective. Steve, an amateur filmmaker, recounts his experiences in the form of a movie screenplay. His striking scene-by-scene narrative of how his life has dramatically changed is riveting. Interspersed within the script are diary entries in which the teen vividly describes the nightmarish conditions of his confinement. Myers expertly presents the many facets of his protagonist character and readers will find themselves feeling both sympathy and repugnance for him. Steve searches deep within his soul to prove to himself that he is not the monster the prosecutor presented him as to the jury. Ultimately, he reconnects with his humanity and regains a moral awareness that he had lost. (281 pgs) Age 12+

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.4 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces