"In Walter Dean Myers' award-winning book, Monster, the main character, Steve Harmon, is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Steve Harmon is a teenager living in New York state with his mother, father, and little brother. He is falsely accused of being part of a murder. The trial that follows lasts over a year and is gut-wrenching for him and his family. Throughout the book, Steve maintains his innocence and denies taking part in the murder in any way."