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Monster - 99 edition

Monster (ISBN10: 0064407314; ISBN13: 9780064407311)
ISBN13: 978-0064407311
ISBN10: 0064407314

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0060280772, 978-0060280789, 978-0439202183
ISBN10: 0060280778, 0060280786, 0439202183

Summary: ''Monster'' is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old Steve Harmon for his supposed role in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store owner. But was Steve really the lookout who gave the ''all clear'' to the murderer, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? In this innovative novel by Walter Dean Myers, the reader becomes both juror and witness during the trial of Steve's life. To calm his nerves as he sits in the courtroom, aspiring filmmaker Steve chronicles the proceedings in mov
ie script format. Interspersed throughout his screenplay are journal writings that provide insight into Steve's life before the murder and his feelings about being held in prison during the trial. ''They take away your shoelaces and your belt so you can't kill yourself no matter how bad it is. I guess making you live is part of the punishment.''
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Summary: ''Monster'' is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old Steve Harmon for his supposed role in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store owner. But was Steve really the lookout who gave the ''all clear'' to the murderer, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? In this innovative novel by Walter Dean Myers, the reader becomes both juror and witness during the trial of Steve's life. To calm his nerves as he sits in the courtroom, aspiring filmmaker Steve chronicles the proceedings in movie script format. Interspersed throughout his screenplay are journal writings that provide insight into Steve's life before the murder and his feelings about being held in prison during the trial. ''They take away your shoelaces and your belt so you can't kill yourself no matter how bad it is. I guess making you live is part of the punishment.''...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Tempest
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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