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Read by a full cast2 hours 34 minutes, 2 cassettes1999 National Book Award FinalistParent's Guide to Children's Media HonorsPublishers Weekly Best Books of 1999Horn Book Honor BookA Harlem drugstore...
Read by a full cast2 hours 34 minutes, 2 cassettes1999 National Book Award FinalistParent's Guide to Children's Media HonorsPublishers Weekly Best Books of 1999Horn Book Honor BookA Harlem drugstore...
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  • Read by a full cast
    2 hours 34 minutes, 2 cassettes
    1999 National Book Award Finalist
    Parent's Guide to Children's Media Honors
    Publishers Weekly Best Books of 1999
    Horn Book Honor Book
    A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that 16-year-old Steve Harmon served as the lookout. Was he involved or was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? An amateur filmmaker, Steve transcribes his trial into a movie script, showing scene by scene how his life was turned around in an instant.
 

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  • Walter Dean Myers is a Newbery Honor-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hoops.

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  • AudioFile Magazine What if you were 16 years old, on trial for felony murder, and your degree of guilt had become confused within your own mind? How would you discover the truth? Monster, winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, is written as the screenplay that prisoner Steve Harmon creates during his incarceration and trial, in an attempt to reconstruct and reconfigure the events of the crime. The production is recorded as a full-cast dramatization, and it's difficult to imagine how it might have been accomplished more effectively. The youth and innocence of Jeron Alston's voice, as Steve, summons the listener into his limited reality and serves as a counterpoint to the authenticity of the courtroom drama, presented through the voices of the prosecutor, the D.A., the defendants, and the witnesses. Flashbacks deliver the backstory and raise essential doubts in the mind of the listener. A superb recording of an intriguing work. T.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine
  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 14, 2001
    . "Myers bends the novel form for this riveting courtroom drama that explores the guilt or innocence of a teenage boy involved in a murder," wrote PW
    in a Best Books citation. Ages 12-up.

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