Shooter by Walter Dean MyersShooter by Walter Dean Myers


byWalter Dean Myers

Paperback | March 29, 2005

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The groundbreaking and widely praised novel about a school shooting, from the acclaimed author of Monster. Multiple narratives, a personal journal, and newspaper and police reports add perspective and pull readers into the story.

"Questions of guilt and innocence drive the plot and stay with the reader," said Hazel Rochman in a starred Booklist review. "Highly readable."

"A haunting story that uncovers the pain of several high school students," according to "It explores the tragedies of school violence and how the result of bullying can go to the most dramatic extreme. Myers has a gift for expressing the voices of his characters. Shooter is not a light read, but it will leave you reeling."

Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, winner of the first Michael L. Printz award, and Harlem, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. The inaugural recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for child...
Title:ShooterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.51 inPublished:March 29, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064472906

ISBN - 13:9780064472906

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful You already know how it ends but you read the whole book to find out how it all gets to that point, it's very unsettling.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this. Witty, original, dark, suspensful, smart, well-written. Re-reading this one.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very, very, very good Shooter was a great book. Part of me loves how it's written in police reports and all that stuff, but the other part of me didn't get the full feel of the book, if you know what I mean. Shooter is a very different book, in a good way. I loved how we kinda already knew the result of how he died - not just by a bullet, by a self-inflicted wound, and that we got to experience how the deceives came to that conclusion. It was truly amazing how Walter Dean Myers could put us in the mind of all the witnesses. I especially loved reading from his journal. (Sorry for saying Him, or His. I forgot his name) Shooter is very different. Walter Dean Myers has a unique writing style, like many of his other books that I recommend. It's definitely not something you see everyday, and, when you do, you have to appreciate that this author is so talented that he can put us through the minds of many different people. From investigators, to witnesses, to the victims. It truly is a gift.
Date published: 2012-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind blowing! Shooter is the best book i'v ever read! Once you start reading you wont want to stop! The story line is absolutely great! Walter dean myers way of using depth and detail makes this story come alive in your hands and makes you feel like you are actually in the story. This book is GREAT for teens age 13-17. After you read this book im sure you'll want to research this true store on the internet.And the best part is the way it is formated, in a interview! This book is great for school book reports!
Date published: 2006-08-14