Study Guide

Monster Chapter 14

By Walter Dean Myers

Chapter 14

The Trial/Screenplay

  • This whole chapter is a flashback, and it opens with James King telling Steve that he's getting together a crew for some fast cash.
  • He asks Steve if he's "got the heart" (14.6) to join up.
  • King tells him he needs a lookout—someone to check the place out before they do the deed.
  • He asks if Steve's in, and Steve looks away.
  • King asks again, and the camera zooms up, showing a busy Harlem neighborhood.