Monster
ISBN: 0060280778
EAN13: 9780060280772
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 21, 1999
Pages: 281
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.3" L x 5.6" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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 who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER.

FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O'Brien, Steve's lawyer, is all business as she talks to Steve.

O'BRIEN
Let me make sure you understand what's going on. Both you and this king character are on trial for felony murder. Felony Murder is as serious as it gets. . . . When you're in court, you sit there and pay attetion. You let the jury know that you think the case is a serious as they do. . . .

STEVE
You think we're going to win ?

O'BRIEN (seriously)
It probably depends on what you mean by win.

Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout.

Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of the system, cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to think about who he is as he faces prison, where he may spend all the tomorrows of his life.

As a way of coping with the horrific events that entangle him, Steve, an amateur Read More chevron_right

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    The recommended reading level for Monster is 9th Grade through Post Graduate .

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    The Lexile score for Monster is 420.

  • How long is Monster?

    Monster is 281 pages long.

  • Who wrote Monster?

    Monster was written by Walter D Myers

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    Monster is book #1 in the Monster Book Series and comes before

  • Which awards has Monster won?

    Monster won the following awards:

    in 1999 Monster won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards in category .

    in 1999 Monster won the L.A. Times Book Prize in category .

    in 1999 Monster won the National Book Awards in category .

    in 2000 Monster won the Michael L. Printz Award in category .

    in 2000 Monster won the Black-Eyed Susan Award in category .

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    in 2000 Monster won the Coretta Scott King Award in category .

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    in 2002 Monster won the Isinglass Teen Read Award in category .

    in 2002 Monster won the Iowa Teen Award in category .

    in 2002 Monster won the South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award in category .

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