Monster

by Walter Dean Myers

On Sale: 04/21/1999

Monster

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Monster

by Walter Dean Myers

On Sale: 04/21/1999

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Publishers Weekly Best Book

New York Times Notable

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book

Book Sense Pick

Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

National Book Award Finalist

Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)

Horn Book Fanfare

Kentucky Bluegrass Award

Michael L. Printz Award

ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

About the Book

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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Critical Praise

“Chilling and engrossing.” - New York Times

“A riveting courtroom drama that will leave a powerful, haunting impression on young minds.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A novel that in both form and subject guarantees a wide teen audience.” - Horn Book (starred review)

“A riveting novel with breathless, edge-of-the-seat courtroom scenes. Taut and moving.” - Kirkus Reviews

“The sheer authenticity of the novel and its presentation are disquieting—and totally riveting.” - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Committee

“The drama of the situation and the ethical questions raised will keep the audience not just reading but thinking.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"A fascinating portrait of a terrified young man wrestling with his conscience. The tense drama of the courtroom scenes will enthrall readers, but it is the thorny moral questions raised in Steve’s journal that will endure in readers’ memories.”
- Booklist

“Monster is a subtle and provocative novel about what it means to be alive in our time.” - Riverbank Review

“Riveting. An emotionally charged story that readers will find compelling and disturbing." - School Library Journal

"The youthful, vulnerable voice will draw in YA readers, boys and girls.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“The unusual format and easy style combines with powerful content to make an unforgettable book.” - Language Arts

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060280772
  • ISBN 10: 0060280778
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 04/21/1999
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence

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