Study Guide

Monster Characters

By Walter Dean Myers

Steve Harmon

Though there's only one of him in his screenplay, Steve plays quite a few roles in the novel....

The Attorneys

In Steve's screenplay, Kathy is "the defense attorney with doubts" (2.16). She's "all business as...

Steve's Family

Steve's mom, dad, and brother, Jerry, are the home team, cheering Steve on no matter how bad it...

The Thugs

James King is one bad dude. Bad, bad, bad. Steve used to think King was bad in a good way, but...

The Witnesses

The Detectives

Karyl and Williams are the cynic and the newbie. Williams is younger than his partner, and...

Sunset and Ernie

While the inmates don't get a lot of screen time, their comments play over and over in Steve's...

The Neighborhood Peeps

These people show up here and there in Steve's flashbacks, and their purpose is to offer some...

Others

Does Asa Briggs and the Prison Guards sound like a band name to you, or is that just us? Okay,...