"During my life I have been blessed with Angels sent from God. Those Angels are special people in Heaven and Earth that have helped me be the best that I can be."  Alex Monnar


My name is Alexander Monnar and I was born in Miami, Florida on August 21, 1991.  I love playing basketball any chance I get.  If there is a game to watch on television like the Miami Heat, or the Florida Marlins, I would rather stay home rather than go out.  I can put together any furniture that comes unassembled and fix things around my house.  I love to talk on the phone and chat online with my girlfriend and close friends.  I love to make people laugh and I am sometimes compared to Eddie Murphy.

            Annoying Alex is my first illustrated children’s book.  It is a story with a moral behind it.  Some of my other stories and poems appear in Express Yourself 101 Dancing with Words Volume 1, Express Yourself 101 For Your Eyes Only Volume 2, and Express Yourself101 Kaleidoscope Volume 3.



 Miami, FL 33129 alex.monnar@yahoo.com




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During my life I have been blessed with Angels sent from God.  Those Angels are special people that have helped me be the best that I can be.  My mom and dad of course are top on the list.  My dad died a few years ago, but he is my Angel in Heaven guiding me.  My cousin Janelle helps me study and do special projects, she tutors me to help me get better grades.  She also hugs me and tells me I’m so smart and cute.  She always makes me feel good.  My other cousin Matthew talks to me patiently and sometimes tough to get sense into my head.  Abuelita and Tía Patty always talk to me with love and good sense to make me understand.  Ms. Ocampo was my kindergarten teacher.  That teacher was so nice that she would not raise her voice to scream; it didn’t matter how annoying we were. 

            Ms. Lastra, the assistant principal helped me and my mother when I was electric and awful my first year at Sts. Peter and Paul.  My mother says she is an Angel and I agree.  She told my mother to pray and not to loose hope.  The following school year I earned student of the month for good conduct and effort the first month in first grade.  When Ms. Lastra, back then Ms. Zeno called my name and she pinned me.  You should have seen the smile on her face.  She was so proud of me.  I still have the pictures with all of the special moments in my life and that was one of those moments.

            Ms. Davila was very special too.  She could make me make sense of many things.  She could talk to me and other kids at a level that we could understand and relate to.  She is very pro children and can reason with teachers and parents to see our point of view.  I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but Ms. Davila, elementary and middle school, plus Ms. Avila, high school rhyme.  Those two counselors’ have a lot of common sense and I sure learned a lot to make me a better person.

            My two coaches in elementary and middle school also touched my heart.  Coach Tarratz is a tough cookie that tells it as it is.  But she has a tender and loving heart and advised me about right and wrong.  To this day, she still tells me that I know what to do.  Coach Oharriz was always firm, strict about rules and dress code.  But he helped me and my mom a lot.  I made the J.V. basketball and varsity team in middle school. Thanks to Coach Oharriz for making me the best player I could be and believing in me.

            Then, I grew a little older and in middle school in the same Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Dr. Morales took four boys under her wing.  We would have to see her daily at the end of the school day.  She would check to see if each eighth grade teacher initialed if we completed class work, homework, and how our conduct and effort was for every single day.  She was like a mom in school.  I could tell she loved me too and I loved her for caring. 

            Now I’m in a public high school.  Miami High is the place to be!  Dr. Tosado, our school principal, Ms. Mendez, the assistant principal for my grade, and Ms. Avila are like family that really care about kids first.  Ms. Moore, my Algebra I teacher cared so much that she would help us in class and after school.  We learned our equations and on the last nine weeks I passed the equations test on the first try with an “A.”  That was a big improvement.  You should have seen me at the beginning of ninth grade and then seen me grow and learn.  My Earth and Space teacher Mr. Rivera was very understanding and kind.  He could relate to me being the youngest son in my family because his birth order was the same.  He was the youngest son too, and he knew how you are always compared to the rest of the brothers and sisters.  It’s hard when you have a big brother that makes the National Honor Roll, J.V., then varsity basketball team in high school, bowling, cross country, plus track and field.  A sister that is in English Gifted and is smart as can be. Then some teachers that have me later discover I am more immature and silly.  But not all teachers saw me as the shadow.  They liked me and loved me for me.  I wish to thank Ms. Herrera for putting up with my silliness and yet never giving up on me and Ms. Cosculluela for taking care of me too.  My world history teacher thought I was adorable as he told my mom and said I was very smart but a clown and I deserved a B2D. He was 100% right.  I hope I grow up and get more serious because I wish to be a firefighter to help people and save lives.  My career and research teacher helped me discover my future goal.  Thank God I have a life with people that care and are my Angels in Heaven and Earth.

Alexander Monnar © Copyright


"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."  Abraham Lincoln

Famous Quotations

"A human life is a story told by God."  Hans Christian Andersen

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."  Bible

‎"Believe in yourself and you can achieve greatness in your life."  Judy Blume

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."  Buddha

"I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good." Sandra Bullock

‎"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, we are happy when we are growing."  William Butler Yeats

“Love yourself — accept yourself — forgive yourself — and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”  Leo F. Buscaglia

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."  Confucius

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  Confucius

"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."  Confucius

"To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness."  Confucius

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.”  Bill Cosby

"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."  Walt Disney

"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique." Walt Disney

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."  Thomas Edison

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." Albert Einstein

"Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."  Ralph Waldo Emerson


        Alexander Monnar 



Annoying Alex by Alexander Monnar, Steven Pileggi (Illustrator)    

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Jeremiah 29
 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.


Annoying Alex
- Paperback (Aug. 22, 2008) by Alexander Monnar and Steve Pileggi Buy new: $14.99

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