Monday, January 10, 2011

Monster By Walter Dean Myers

The book Monster is about a 16 year old boy getting sent to jail for murder, and went on trial. Even though Steve isn’t guilty, he is still worried about the jury making the wrong decision, and him going to jail for about the rest of his life.
The reason that the court thinks Steve committed the murder is because they think that two other guys, Bobo Evans and James King, forced him into helping them stick up a drugstore on the edge of the block. During the hold up, the owner, Mr. Nesbit, gets shot and killed, and the jury think there is a possibility that Steve is the one who shot the gun.
This book is more about how scared of this whole situation Steve is, not just the fact that someone was murdered. He always rights down how he feels, and what makes him most upset is that his family is so upset, and it is hardest for him to think about spending his life away fro them.

I would recommend this book to mostly boys, because it’s kind of violent, but girls could read it too.

John S.
Mrs. Poulton
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