It obviously touches on a more sensitive topic than Bystander. Having started reading THE FALL by James Preller earlier in the day, I knew. But in one shocking moment, he goes from being a bystander to the bully’s next victim. This title has Common Core connections. Bystander / by James Preller. Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by and watching as the bully at his new school hurts.

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To view it, click here. I love that song by Van Zandt and it lingered in my mind during the writing of that book. Griffin wants to be his friend. May 10, Pandora rated it really liked it Shelves: Griffin also orchestrates a severe attack on Eric at the local pet cemetery, the most graphic, realistic beating I’ve ever read in a YA novel, never getting his own hands dirty preferring to get his cronies to deliver the blows while enjoying from the sidelines and maintaining his own “innocence.

He always seems to be in the middle of bad things. Enter search query Clear Text. James has a very good voice in Bystander. Now people might think twice to just stand around and watch It can relate to so many situations that kids have been in.


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Although there are no pat answers, the message that a bystander is hardly better than an instigator is clear, and Preller’s well-shaped characters, strong writing, and realistic treatment of middle-school life deliver it cleanly.

In better hands, it would have stood on its own preller another similar story, You.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in cyberspace. These terrible things happen. I find this book great.

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He never lifted a finger to byxtander David Hallenback. However, I think kids might find it a bit preachy. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I perfer the punch ending but, I think he was trying for a realistic ending like Firegirl.

I know it would be beyond hard for me to move into a new place without my dad. It also leads to commit suicide. Sep 18, Parag Arora is currently reading it. From what I know,the kids who face down a bully themselves are the ones who overcome it.

The boy’s face was pale, freckled, mushy, with small, deep-set eyes and a fat lower lip that hung like a tire tube. Other than that the book had a great plot and climax, always intriguing the reader to think about whats going to happen next.


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There are other ways to point out that the girl is a bystander. There is a crack in everything. Was this all an act? I read this in 6th and 7th and i wanted to read this again.

The descriptions from the victims point-of-view or about victims are hard to read at bystanver because even the youngest readers will hy able to identify with the anger,fear and desperation portrayed by these victims. As Eric gets drawn deeper into Griffin’s dark world, he begins to see the truth about Griffin: Nov 29, Erin Forson rated it liked it.