I selected this book as the author, Walter Dean Myers,  has received so many awards for his contributions to young adult literature.

The story is about Steve,  a young man involved in a robbery where a killing occurred.  Steve has studied film in school. He uses his skills to describe how he would portray life in detention and his trial as if he were creating a film.

This was a complex story.  I think it deserves another reading before I understand how Steve is processing the events that will affect the rest of his and his family’s lives.  I am not sure I would understand how he thinks even then.  I finished not knowing if I thought Steve was innocent or guilty.  Or what would become of him. It was not a happy ending for me.

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