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About the Author
Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
"Chilling and engrossing." -- New York Times
"A riveting courtroom drama that will leave a powerful, haunting impression on young minds." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A novel that in both form and subject guarantees a wide teen audience." -- Horn Book (starred review)
"A riveting novel with breathless, edge-of-the-seat courtroom scenes. Taut and moving." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The sheer authenticity of the novel and its presentation are disquieting--and totally riveting." -- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Committee
"The drama of the situation and the ethical questions raised will keep the audience not just reading but thinking." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A fascinating portrait of a terrified young man wrestling with his conscience. The tense drama of the courtroom scenes will enthrall readers, but it is the thorny moral questions raised in Steve's journal that will endure in readers' memories."
"Monster is a subtle and provocative novel about what it means to be alive in our time." -- Riverbank Review
"Riveting. An emotionally charged story that readers will find compelling and disturbing." -- School Library Journal
"The youthful, vulnerable voice will draw in YA readers, boys and girls." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"The unusual format and easy style combines with powerful content to make an unforgettable book." -- Language Arts