Young, black 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner and could face the death penalty. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what the truth is.
Praise for Monster
"Myers adeptly allows each character to speak for him or herself, leaving readers to judge for themselves." — Booklist
Coretta Scott King Honor Book National Book Award Finalist