Collins Hill High School Media Center Blog

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Monster is an autobiography of an L.A. gang member during the 1970’s. Sanyika Shakur, aka “Monster Kody Scott” became a full-time gang member at the young age of 11 years old. “Kody Scott” dropped out of school during the 6th grade and devoted every day to gangbanging. From the age of 11 to 16, he had been arrested several times and had a child at the age of 16, and later had another. “Kody Scott” was in a set called the “Eight Tray Gangsters” with five of his other friends. Throughout the story, they face many gun battles and near death experiences. This book shows the life of a gang member, from the time they wake up, until the time they go to sleep.

~Brandon T., Class of ’11

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May 25, 2010 - Posted by | Book recommendation | , , ,

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