Category: Book
By (author): Myers, Walter Dean
Series: Monster
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence
Audience: young adult
Awards: Michael L. Printz Award
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
Publishers Weekly Best Book
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Book Sense Pick
National Book Award Finalist
Horn Book Fanfare
Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: December 2004
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.17in x 4.93in x 0.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

This New York Times bestselling novel and National Book Award nominee 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.

Fade In: Interior: Early Morning In Cell Block D, Manhattan Detention Center.

Steve (Voice-Over)
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 prosecutor called me ... Monster.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Biographical Note

Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of Kick, Lockdown, Dope Sick, Game, Street Love, The Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Handbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.

His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit to find out more!

Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.