There are three important locales in Monster. The most frightening is prison. From the start, Steve wants nothing more than to escape...
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Bibliography (Masterplots II: African American Literature, Revised Edition)
Bishop, Rudine Sims. Presenting Walter Dean Myers. Boston: Twayne, 1991. Brief monograph meant to introduce readers to Myers and his work, providing serious analysis of the novels and of young adult literature generally.
Doughty, Terri. “Locating Harry Potter in the ’Boys’ Market.” In The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon, edited by Lana A. Whited. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002. Compares the gritty—albeit experimental—realism of Monster to the fantasy setting of the Harry Potter novels of J. K. Rowling.
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Walter...
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