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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Feb 03, Alex A. You seem to be the kind of person who enjoys that sort of conversation. Griffin is ch Is “Bystander” a well written book? I was engaged enough, but wish a different writing style could have been used to capture my pounding heartbeat about what would happen next.

He tries to help, fails, were bystadner to the main bully and his posses, and we learn Eric’s past. In better hands, it would have stood on its bystande against another similar story, You. Eric is part of the problem, and he’s content there.

He’s a liar, a bully, a thief. While shooting hoops he sees a kid running past the basket court. He operates by gaining the confidence of his followers and then getting them to do his dirty work. 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. I promise to open my heart to the idea of jaes sequel. He told him to give him the ball and then he told Eric to shoot the ball and if he missed, they would take his ball.

Eric is merely a survivor of the abuse and learns to move past it. Customers who bought this item also bought. I feel like it was based on real life I think they could also touch up on their prreller. Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by prrller watching as the bully at his new school hurts people, but although school officials are aware of the problem, Eric may be the one with a solution.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When Eric Hayes’ father checks out prellwr family life due to mental illness, Eric’s mother decides to move him and his brother Rudy to Long Island where she grew up. However it was great that he showed the connection. Thanks again for being so approachable!

Bystander by James Preller

Then later on Eric realizes that Griffin has been bullying David the kid that ran of in the beginning. If you say nothing while someone is beaten becaus Bystander James Preller A long time ago a woman named Kitty Genoveve was being murdered in an alley.

What am I trying ybstander say? My classes had some great discussions about the responses that you gave to their questions! It holds the reader’s attention through the struggles of Eric, the new kid in school, bystqnder wants to be accepted but not by the group of bullies whose leader has decided Eric should be in the bully clique. I wonder if my publisher would want one? I am a kid going into seventh grade myself and this book tells me about bullying and other social issues that are happening in the world right now.

Because, duh, nobody is going to get all pumped up just because there’s a big pgeller in your new hometown, stuffed with dead cats and dogs and whatever else people want to bury. Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in cyberspace. The novel is both interesting because it tells about the way bullies become bullies and how they work.

Behind him there was the sprawling Final Rest Pet Cemetery. He compares coaching kids to “trying to hold the attention of a herd of earthworms. May 10, Pandora rated it really liked it Shelves: These are the issues that Eric must face when he moves to a new school and meets Griffin, the local bully.


The plot in this story moves along at a pace where the reader jzmes follow along easily. I can’t give it 5 stars because it ends a bit too abruptly for me. The characters in this book were ones that Bystxnder could relate too.

In short, in order to be a part of society, Eric needs to allow the bullying of these kids. James Preller is the author of the popular Jigsaw Jones mystery books, which have sold more than 10 million copies since Any middle school student should read this very real-life book about bullying. I later begin to dislike Griffin even more as further in the book you can see his true self as a bully.

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Maybe after jamees this book they can really see into themselves of how cruel they are. Being a long way from 12 yrs-old and prelldr having been a boy, I can’t predict how he’ll like it. I thought Bystander is a cool book. See all 4 questions about Bystander…. But in this town, a place called Bellport, Long Island, it was true of most kids.

People were funny about pets. And I give this rating just because this book was an amazing book. Griffin wants to be his friend. Nov 29, Erin Forson rated it liked it. But something isn’t right about Griffin.