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Monster ebook

by Walter Dean Myers


Monster is a young adult drama novel by American author Walter Dean Myers and was published by HarperCollins in 1999

Monster is a young adult drama novel by American author Walter Dean Myers and was published by HarperCollins in 1999. It was nominated for the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2000, and was named a Coretta Scott King Award Honor the same year.

Illustrations by Christopher Myers. for his long friendship. Other Books by Walter Dean Myers. The best time to cry is at night, when the lights are out and someone is being beaten up and screaming for help. That way even if you sniffle a little they won’t hear you. If anybody knows that you are crying, they’ll start talking about it and soon it’ll be your turn to get beat up when the lights go out.

As a boy, Walter Dean Myers was quick-tempered and always ready for a. .shelby Lewis says: August 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm.

As a boy, Walter Dean Myers was quick-tempered and always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously. Walter Dean Myers will always be loved by every single person that read his book. He gave (and still conitues to give ) people hope for a change.

Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014) was an American writer of children's books best known for young adult literature. He wrote more than one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for African-American authors five times. His 1988 novel Fallen Angels is one of the books most frequently challenged in the .

Walter Dean Myers is a New York Times bestselling author, the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a Newbery Honoree, and an inaugural NYC . An ALA Notable Children's Book.

Walter Dean Myers is a New York Times bestselling author, the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a Newbery Honoree, and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. He is considered a preeminent writer for children. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

Walter Dean Myers used Steve's script as part of the story, which allows Steve to see himself as an observer as well as what .

Walter Dean Myers used Steve's script as part of the story, which allows Steve to see himself as an observer as well as what he knows is true. Readers don't know if the allegations are true or false, although his white lawyer seems to think he's guilty. Steve isn't like the three others involved in the robbery/murder. He's thoughtful and creative with dreams beyond his Harlem neighborhood. The prosecution accuses Steve of acting as the look out to the crime which left a local business owner dead.

Walter Dean Myers’s most popular book is Monster. Fallen Angels by. Walter Dean Myers. Slam! by.

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. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Steve Harmon's black. He's in jail, maybe forever. He's on trial for murder. And he's sixteen years old. Steve: "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.
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Sixteen-year-old Steve is on trial for felony murder following a robbery and shooting. He's accused of being the look out guy, which can carry a life sentence. He imagines his trial like a film script, as he nervously stands trial.

Walter Dean Myers used Steve's script as part of the story, which allows Steve to see himself as an observer as well as what he knows is true. Readers don't know if the allegations are true or false, although his white lawyer seems to think he's guilty. Steve isn't like the three others involved in the robbery/murder. He's thoughtful and creative with dreams beyond his Harlem neighborhood. He does seem to lack insight, if he's guilty of being the lookout.

Myers superbly gives readers messages, with subtlety. Where lesser writers tell, he shows through nuance. He makes me think and feel. In one of the most poignant lines in MONSTER, Steven muses that his younger brother can't visit him in the adult prison, and if he was not an inmate, he too would be unable to visit. That one sentence spoke volumes to me about the juvenile justice system and made my heart ache. Another strong moment was Steve's lawyer's reaction to the verdict.

MONSTER is an important story not just about justice, but also about race and judging young black men on stereotypes rather than as individuals.
Xinetan
In the opening of Monster by Walter Dean Myers, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for his alleged participation in a murder committed during the commission of a robbery. The prosecution accuses Steve of acting as the look out to the crime which left a local business owner dead. Suddenly, Steve goes from being an average high school student to a teenager facing charges on a capital offense. On top of all his fears about the verdict, Steve must attempt to endure the prison in which he is being held during the trial. In order to cope with his unbearable situation, Steve begins to write a journal.
A budding filmmaker, much of his journal is written in the form of a screenplay. In addition to documenting the trial, Steve includes flashbacks relating the events in the weeks leading up to his arrest. Through his writing, Steve attempts to negotiate his own identity with the perception of public, which has labeled him a ‘monster’.
Recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, Monster was also recognized as a Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist. This is undoubtedly due to Myers’ ability to capture the complex character and feelings of Steve and reveal the flaws in a criminal justice system which relies on the dehumanization of the accused. Monster will leave readers wondering the impact of a single decision and questioning what it really means to be a good person in the real world.

Reviewed by Grayce Jones
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Monster is the story of 16 year old Steve Harmon. A Harlem teen who finds himself on trial for felony murder due to his alleged participation in a botched robbery of a local pharmacy. Monster is so titled because during his trial, that is what the prosecutor refers to him as while addressing the jury in her opening arguments. This label haunts him and makes him question his identity and his place in society. Monster deals with some very profound issues regarding racism and the structure of our justice system. It also tackles the line between the legal definition of “innocence” and the moral/true definition of it.

For me, the appeal of this book lies with how the question of Steve’s innocence or guilt is intentionally ambiguous. Like the jurors, the reader has to weigh the evidence and decide whether Steve is innocent or guilty and if he is guilty, of what exactly? (The book does not go into as much detail about this, but it is set in NYC in the 90’s when Rudy Giuliani was the mayor known for being tough on crime. “Acting in Concert” clauses in the penal code meant that you didn’t necessarily have to be the one who pulled the trigger to be charged with murder.)

The book has a very unique and interesting writing style. The story is told from Steve’s point of view but the narration switches back and forth between a screenplay format and diary entries. It also switches between the courtroom, jail and flashbacks to Steve's childhood. The screenplay format can be distracting at first and takes some getting used to, but it actually is quite effective in conveying imagery and as his trial ensues, it adds to the the drama. Some parts of his trial are riveting and read like an episode of Law and Order and his diary entries from jail are very sobering. The awards and accolades that this book has received are well-deserved. This is not your typical "overrated/overhyped" urban fiction novel.
Monster ebook
Author:
Walter Dean Myers
Category:
Literature & Fiction
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Publisher:
Thorndike Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2005)
Pages:
271 pages
Rating:
4.8
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