Monster by Walter Dean Myers

monsterSteve Harmon is a monster. He is on trial for taking part in a robbery where the storeowner was killed. Steve knew the other guys being accused of the crime and one of the other guys (in order to get a reduced sentence) has testified that Steve was at the scene of the crime. If he is convicted, he could get 25 years to life in prison.

But is Steve really the monster that the prosecution says he is? Or is he just a good kid who is hanging out with the wrong people? The real answer isn’t as simple as a yes or no question.

Read Steve’s story, laid out in a screenplay and journal entries written by Steve himself.



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