Quotes from “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers

That way even if you sniffle a little they won’t hear you. If anybody knows that you are crying, they’ll start talking about it and soon it’ll be your turn to get beat up when the lights go out

Why does the narrator use the 2nd person, i.e. "you, your"?

I wonder if I will look like myself when the trial is over.

After jail, is anyone like the person they used to be?

The best time to cry is at night, when the lights are out and someone is being beaten up and screaming for help.

Is there ever a best time to cry?

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. It is a strange movie with no plot and no beginning.

This quote shows that his being in jail has made him feel as though he has just walked into a movie. So this idea that he is kind of in a movie inspired him to start to write his own one. Not about himself but about his expiernces.

STEVE spreads his arms to hug O’BRIEN, but she stiffens and turns to pick up her papers from the table before them.
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