• Monster
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  • Monster
  • Monster
ISBN: 0064407314
EAN13: 9780064407311
Language: English
Pages: 281
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 7" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   Engaging from Start to Finish
The style in which Walter Dean Myers wrote this book is absolutely outstanding. The main character is in the jail and writing his life story in the form of a play. Around every corner is a character and injustices abound. I was hooked from the get go.
   How to define a monster
I received this book because I intuited that my students would enjoy it. They took it like ducks to water. I was pleasantly surprised as reluctant readers. Monster speaks to issues concerning many urban youth. The vocabulary is not difficult, except for parts of courtroom dialogue, which many children know from television. The narrator, who narrates between journal entries and a film script he is composing of his trial, is a transparent, but not relatable character. I would heartily recommend it for the 7th-10th grade as high-interest reading.
   Giving Voice to the Often Unheard
The seminal book by the late great Walter Dean Myers is included. This book stayed with me for years. Rereading it recently serves to remind me of its timeliness as we struggle to reconcile the voices, experiences and views of view in our streets. We would do well to remember that no one is truly a monster.
I am an older white woman who considers herself pretty open-minded. The book I received gave me a different perspective. While I never 'll be in the shoes of a black-eyed boy, this book gave an insight into the thought processes I never considered before. The author presents the story as a film script, uses different typeface as character and has the protagonist portrayed in both first and third person. The purposefully chosen character's main character influences the fate of the supporting character unwittingly and uncaringly. It is a wonderful young YA book that would benefit readers of all ages.
   School Assignment Turned Personal Favorite
I had a choice of books to choose for a summer assignment and this appealed the most ; incarceration rates are really high in my town and my own father has been both wrongfully incarcerated in my life many times and incarcerated both justly and repeatedly in my life. I loved this story so much, it was so Raw, Immersive and Scarily relatable for me, as someone who grew up in a poor minority-based area. The format adds even more to the experience, between Screenplay, Journal entries and published personal word arts, it feels like i'm reading a random journal.
   An excellent book!
I've planned to use this in my 11 or 12 classes to give them a perspective they normally do not see.
This novel was... deep... and phonetically it was so breath-taking... I really didn 't expect to get such emotion from a children's book. I really didn 't expect to reevaluate myself so much after reading it. Please be aware that in my opinion, this should be for children at LEAST 13 or close to it -- a 10 year old may not understand the comments about the courthouse or jail, not to scare anyone. But I would give this as a read for a 7-8th grade class, not really for younger audiences. At your discretion, it was really good for kids, but it was not a great read.
   Still a great book
I really thought about this book when I was 15 or 16, and read it so powerfully. When I came across browsing books for my kids, I snatched it right away, especially bc it was $3.33! My son is in the 8th grade and I think it will be a great book for him to read. They also came out with a graphic novel adaptation of this book, which I bought for him. I think it is great to have the bc graphic novel version of this book, which seems to be the popular reading style for kids right now, and the message of this book is so powerful that hopefully the graphic version will attract more children reading this moving novel.
Not fantastic. The outcome was Knew the outcome. Not much actual reading. Not much of ''. It also helped me figure out what happens in a court case and in jail, which I found interesting.