Monster Book Summary and Study Guide

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This story is about a 16-year-old teenage black boy, Steve Harmon, who is caught up in a series of accused murder and robbery. He is accused of so because there were people that claimed that they saw him there at the scene of the crime. He battles to prove his innocence and battle the prosecution with sheer determination.
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Steve also inserts entries of his diary into this novel, he talks about how tough his life is in prison and the kind of problems he has to face and endure. Through it all, he learns to survive and live each day as it comes in prison.

A bigger part of this novel is made into a courtroom drama, where the trial goes for the state to prosecute Steve for murder and Steve's defense lawyer who battles the prosecution and eliminates proof against Steve.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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