|aMonster / |cWalter Dean Myers ; illustrations by Christopher Myers.
|aRev. Harper Tempest ed.
|aNew York : |bHarperTempest, |c2004.
|a281, 14 p. : |bill. ; |c18 cm.
|a"Reader's guide inside"--Cover.
|aWhile on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old SteveHarmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course hislife has taken.
This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial.Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist.Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A＄AP Rocky.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.