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Monster

by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

Format: Book on CD 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Audiovisual YA B-O-CD MYE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
 
Call Number  YA B-O-CD MYE
 
 
Summary
Steve Harmon is 16 years old. He's a good student with a stable & loving family. In an attempt to cope with the brutality & degradation of jail & the helplessness he feels at trial, Steve writes down his experiences & feelings as though it were a script for a movie
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 9-12. Myers combines an innovative format, complex moral issues, and an intriguingly sympathetic but flawed protagonist in this cautionary tale of a 16-year-old on trial for felony murder. Steve Harmon is accused of acting as lookout for a robbery that left a victim dead; if convicted, Steve could serve 25 years to life. Although it is clear that Steve did participate in the robbery, his level of involvement is questionable, leaving protagonist and reader to grapple with the question of his guilt. An amateur filmmaker, Steve tells his story in a combination of film script and journal. The "handwritten" font of the journal entries effectively uses boldface and different sizes of type to emphasize particular passages. The film script contains minimal jargon, explaining camera angles (CU, POV, etc.) when each term first appears. Myers' son Christopher provides the black-and-white photos, often cropped and digitally altered, that complement the text. Script and journal together create 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. Although descriptions of the robbery and prison life are realistic and not overly graphic, the subject matter is more appropriate for high-school-age than younger readers. (Reviewed May 1, 1999)0060280778Debbie Carton"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Prisons -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2000
Contributors James, Peter Francis.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
An unabridged recording of the book.
With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0788752197 :
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