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Monster

Myers, Walter Dean, 1937- (Paperback - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Monster


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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon 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 his life has taken.
Authors: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Statement of Responsibility: Walter Dean Myers ; illustrations by Christopher Myers
Title: Monster
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen/Amistad,, 2008, c1999
Edition: Rev. Harper Teen ed
Characteristics: 281, 28 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
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Report This Oct 03, 2013
  • nlthoma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a must read, especially for teens. It shows what can happen when you associate with the wrong crowd.

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  • ShelsieDelgado rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i think this book is petty good, and it made me wanting to read more, and my other class mates too. We really love the book, andits just so mysterisic or something.

Report This Jul 18, 2012
  • Gushihahapro rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This very book was alright. The story and plot was well made. But it did get really repetitive making it boring at times.

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  • Subhajitsaha95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is really good. This book talks about things that happens even today. The book mainly deals with racial profiling.

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  • PreciousS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is very good I read it with my classmates in Hyde and we all loved the book. It's a good book so you try it and see why he calls himself a monster.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i love this book cuz it is my favorite crime book , and i love steve harmon he is no a monster he is an innocent boy

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  • Ninja_Kevin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a really good book about a crime.

Report This Jun 13, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very interesting book 2 read!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • BxGirl2012 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great book to read!

Report This Feb 07, 2011
  • sportsbookspce rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the way it was written in script form. I actually liked the ending. Overall a pretty good book.

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Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • ShelsieDelgado rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ShelsieDelgado thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 25 and 12

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  • Elephony rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Elephony thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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  • 15musicLover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • ShelsieDelgado rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this about is a abotu a boy who was in a crime and needs to get out of jail cuz they say that the kid did it. But every one keep saying and thinking that he is a monster. They siad it soo many times to him, he even thinks he is a monster and his mom wont like look at him because of it. But the lawyer know he really did nothing wrong, and he says there are more people in the crime.Plus i remember that someone was died in his shop, and someone stoled cirrgares.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • Ninja_Kevin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Yes, I did like the book "Monster" by Walter D. Myers, a non-fiction book. There were a lot of good stuff that I like in this book specifically when the author chose to write it in a script instead of a chapter book and it also made it easier for a lot of readers; I think this because it specifically indicates which character says what by looking underneath the characters name. Another thing that I like about this book is the CU/POV/LS/MS and etc it looks like a movie script like what David had said and I totally agree with him. Yes, I also did like the structure of the text because it is clear and easy to read and the reader can tell which character is speaking, like I said above. The author wrote like a script so it is clear to read and it is very unlikely to get confused or lost.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Steve Harmon is a 16 year old [African American male] who lives in Harlem, New York and is forced into the situation which put him on trial for felony murder. He is accused of being involved in a robbery which led to the death of the owner of a drugstore. It is unclear whether or not he robbed the store or helped the “real” criminals in any way. He was suspected as acting as a lookout for James King, the other suspect accused in this case, but with no hard evidence to prove this true. However, because he was suspected of being involved in a robbery which led to the death of a store owner he was charged with felony murder, which is a sentence of 25 years to life in a federal prison.

Report This Jun 13, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Steve Harmon is a 16 year old [African American male] who lives in Harlem, New York and is forced into the situation which put him on trial for felony murder. He is accused of being involved in a robbery which led to the death of the owner of a drugstore. It is unclear whether or not he robbed the store or helped the “real” criminals in any way. He was suspected as acting as a lookout for James King, the other suspect accused in this case, but with no hard evidence to prove this true. However, because he was suspected of being involved in a robbery which led to the death of a store owner he was charged with felony murder, which is a sentence of 25 years to life in a federal prison.

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Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“No matter what...ball made my heart beat faster, made me want to jump up and down and be Superman. That's what life was about anyway, being Superman and living like life itself was important. Basketball made my life important.” am a monster monster a monster"

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“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.”

Report This Jun 13, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

On the streets of the city They have taken my Who-I-Am As well as my What-I-Was And now I am desperate for them both Again”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“No matter what...ball made my heart beat faster, made me want to jump up and down and be Superman. That's what life was about anyway, being Superman and living like life itself was important. Basketball made my life important.”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

—Mr. Cephus”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“People told me to give up trying to be special and settle down to a regular life. There ain't nothing wrong with a regular life, and that's the Lord's truth...But it wasn't for me, because I wanted to be something special...I knew how easy it was for a dream to die. I seen that all around me. You could let it die by just looking the other way—you know, some of those Asian people say they don't kill nothing, but they'll take a fish out of water and lay it on the ground and then say it just died on its own—you can do that with a dream, too. And sometimes you can get so frustrated, you feel so bad about your dream, that you go on and kill it yourself. When you do that, you're killing a piece of yourself, too."

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“If you know you don't have a win, then there's no use for you being in the game.”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

But now, like a fallen sparrow On a golden chain, I'm forever bound in shadow, A prisoner to my pain.”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“the beast is the monster that destroys your dream”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“If anyone could look into my head See or feel the dread that has captured Me or see within this sad, unhappy brain They would only turn away Turn away.”

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