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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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The book was basically done — written, revised, and nearly out the door when I rediscovered this long forgotten quote while at a museum:. And always remember, as long jaems the bully leaves YOU alone – everything is good. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. We discover, we learn, we grow. Jan 23, Kiernan Kovac rated it really liked it.

The central theme in Bystander is supposedly that bullying is wrong and bearing witness as a bystander to bullying is wrong. Refresh and try again. Eric could see traces of it in the jamed hair.

As Eric gets drawn ppreller into Griffin’s dark world, he begins to see the truth about Griffin: Check it out at your school or town library. There might be a target on it. Griffin wants to be his friend. James Preller so far has a very usual style in that his books other famous authors. May 10, Pandora rated it really liked it Shelves: I can’t give it 5 stars because it ends a bit too abruptly for me.


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Griffin steals things; he thinks he is so cool just because he bullies others. We shall not cease from exploration. So we have that in common, the Island and good bagels. In essence, Preller bh a “bystander” to the whole issue.

Not so long ago one of the 6th graders choked a 5th grader. See all reviews. Thank you for this note and the photo. The key points shown support the theme of be careful on who you pick to be your friend. Griffin wants to be his friend.

It’s almost like Preller can’t make up his mind about what kind of book he wanted: But, that is fine with Eric, as long has he is no longer in Griffin’s sights, Eric will just concentrate on the basketball team and his new girlfriend. And it all begins with the search -— the seeking, the quest! Eric walked to his basketball, picked it up, tucked it under his arm, and stood watching the boy. This is a really good book. In a sense, society itself is to blame for bullying.

When it comes to bullying, if you aren’t part of the solution you’re often part of the problem. One of the main targets for his mean antics is David Hallenback.

English Choose a language for shopping. I was disappointed with the way the book ended, as it was lackluster like the author didn’t have any ideas how to end it. And the end of all our exploring.


Bystander by James Preller

I feel bad for him because he didn’t move into the greatest town and he doesn’t even have his dad because he is suffering from depression. These terrible things happen.

That fall Eric begins school at the local middle school where he is “befriended” by the school bully, Griffin. I would recommend this book for gy people.

Bystander by James Preller

The rest is up to you. In my opinion this is a really good book. Additionally, I’m not sure how much the author’s addition of a secondary storyline about Eric’s father’s mental illness and being an absentee parent added to the overall storyline. Eric is the new kid in school. I bought this for my grandson to read it’s the only mandatory book on his summer reading list. Preller has created a book that is profound enough to allow great discussions without being so graphic as to disturb some of the younger readers.

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