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Monster
Monster
Author: Walter Dean Myers
A National Book Award Finalist. When Steve is arrested after an armed robbery in his neighbourhood, he feels increasingly like an observer, no longer in control of his life. Through court transcripts, diary entries and photographs, we follow him as he is forced to challenge his own notions of honesty, morality and responsibility.
ISBN-13: 9780439202183
ISBN-10: 0439202183
Publication Date: 9/2000
Edition: 1st
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was touching, I cried and I laughed, and I was angry at times with the prosecutors. It seems as if you are there, watching it. I loved the format, as the boy writes the movie. A great piece of literature, if I do say so myself!
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Helpful Score: 3
My students enjoy this book. I teach low-level readers at the high school level. This is definitely a high-interest books and I have students coming in from other classes asking to borrow this book because their friend has recommended it to them.
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Helpful Score: 2
As a student of playwriting with a degree in broadcast media, I could really appreciate the style of this book. The author writes the entire book in script form - including camera angles, direction, scene set-up, etc. The one thing he does leave to your imagination is the answer to the real question of guilt or innocence. There is no wrapped up happy ending; no resolution to the hard questions. You draw your own conclusions..and then question them for the entire story. This is a unique story that could happen to you your son on any given day in any given city. I read it in one sitting. A fascinating read.
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Helpful Score: 1
a unique YA book written in the form of a screenplay. a great way to get today's kids into reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is about a teen on trial for murder. It is written as if it could be a play or a movie.
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