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.
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L.A. Times Book Prize - NomineeReview Citations: Publishers Weekly
04/05/1999 pg. 242Kirkus Review - Children
05/01/1999 pg. 725Ingram Children's Advance
06/01/1999 pg. 74New York Times
06/06/1999 pg. 49School Library Journal
07/01/1999 pg. 98Booklist Ed Choice Youth
01/01/2000 pg. 820New York Times
12/05/1999 pg. 100Hornbook Guide to Children
01/01/1999 pg. 305 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In StyleALA Best Books Young Adults
01/01/2000 pg. 1341ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's
01/01/2000 pg. 1361Booklist
04/01/2000 pg. 1431Publishers Weekly
01/01/2001 pg. 58Booklist
05/01/2001 pg. 1611Hornbook Guide to Children
07/01/1999 pg. 305 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In StyleBooklist
05/01/1999Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name:
29945 / MonsterReading Level:
5.1 / Interest Level:
Upper Grade / Point Value: