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Ng that times point f view but I don t think at the end it has a loud voice saying that you shouldn t do this and isn t like the main point Other than that the book had a great plot and climax always intriguing the reader to think about whats going to happen next Bummed about the ending but I loved every part leading up to it This has potential to be a great resource for any bullying program But that ending though Is Bystander a well written book The answer is no Is it a book middle schoolers will like appreciate and learn from The Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer obvious response isf course This book is meant to be read aloud to whole classes There is lots Night's Pawn of action dialogue andpportunities for students to discuss if the characters did Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) or did not do the right thing The premisef the book is Eric a new student who just moved to New York meets a rough group f boys The leader f this group is Griffin Griffin is charismatic a uick thinker and has many adults fooled into thinking he is an innocent nice kid In reality Griffin is a bully who picks n students especially a curly haired kid named David Hallenback Eric becomes friends with Griffin and uickly becomes a bystander to these cruel incidentsuntil he takes a stand against Griffin and uickly becomes the next victim This book reads very fast and would be a good recommendation to any middle schooler Things I learned from reading Bystander 1 Bullying in middle school is a serious scary bloody business2 Never under any circumstances tell an adult parent teacher principal counselor r school police The Secret Child officer the truth about being bullied Adults are idiots 3 Hide the truth and lie about being bullied4 The best way to beat a bully is to sink to his level and beat him at hiswn game breaking any laws necessary in the process 5 And always remember as long as the bully leaves YOU alone everything is good Is it just me Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook or is there something wrong here Bystander is yet another YA novel that has me cheering the author for his brave realistic storytelling and mentallyrdering class sets to use in class nly to slap me in the face with a poorly constructed nonsensical ending Author James Preller actually goes a bit farther than disappointing he edges into irresponsible The central theme in Bystander is supposedly that bullying is wrong and bearing witness as a bystander to bullying is wrong Chapter after chapter Preller paints a realistic sometimes brutal portrait f how Eric the new boy in town deals with the challenges f fitting in at a new school while being a sometimes target and sometimes friend f Griffin a seventh grade sociopath Griffin isn t your average middle school bully this kid is dangerous Griffin is a modern day Eddie Haskell mixed with Ted Bundy Good looking and charismatic he purposely works to convince adults that he is harmless and trustworthy by carrying groceries for the elderly n Saturdays at the grocery store for the tips and showing real interest and concern for the school lunch supervisor who is ddly loaded Griffin also Death by Inferior Design orchestrates a severe attackn Eric at the local pet cemetery the most graphic realistic beating I ve ever read in a YA novel never getting his wn hands dirty preferring to get his cronies to deliver the blows while enjoying from the sidelines and maintaining his wn innocence Adding to Griffin s bully resume is his PINS Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 officer presumably a juvenile probationsocial worker and his collectionf trophies from his crimes and bullying episodesThree uarters f Bystander had me completely hooked I hoped to hav. T Griffin He always seems to be in the middle f bad things And if Griffin doesn't like you you'd better watch your back There might be a target n itAs Eric gets drawn deeper into Griffin's dark world he begins to see.
This isn t your idealized school This is realityAs someone who was formerly bullied in elementary school I consider Bystander to be a success in its goal f presenting an issue as realistically as possible The characters are not the cardboard cut A Philosophy of Cinematic Art outs that widely populate the pagesf typical novels set at schoolsEric is the new kid in school Griffin is the bully Eric watches Griffin s actions yet doesn t tell anyone about them Eric is part The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified of the problem and he s content there It s not an idealized existence but it s a living It s thatr isolation from the group White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs of people who befriended him In short inrder to be a part f society Eric needs to allow the bullying f these kidsJames Preller s writing is not idealized Scab or fancy It is harsh reality staringut at us from the page The facts are presented to us in a voice that is not meant to be fictional In a World Created by a Drunken God or entertaining There is nowhere to hide Bystander is a dark book The payoffs are few and far between and the charactersften than not make the wrong choice view spoiler The characters are not much better Indo No Kao off at the end then they are at the beginning And a bully who desperately needs his comeuppance walks away smiling There are no happy endings here Just bleak reality hide spoiler Eric is a normal kid in a normal new school with normal friends and normal bullies But when the biggest normal bully becomes friends with Eric he has to thinkf an extraordinary way to stop himSeems like a decent plot I thought Let s try itOne reading session laterREVIEW TIMEHello everybody I am That One Reviewer with a book I stumbled across calle Bystander Pretty good name as it suits the first half f the story Will this story finally stop the bully and become a hero r will it be another helpless victim Giant Peach Yodel of the bully s pursuit for fame Our story begins with the main character Eric shooting baskets as he sees Ketchup kid struggling to run away He tries to help fails were introduced to the main bully and his posses and we learn Eric s past It doesn t take long for things to kickff though Eric is uickly thrusted into a situation where he either helps his friend stop the bully Sinai and Zion or be a pun intended bystander What crazy adventures and scary moments unfold as we venture throughur hero s first year in a new schoolThis book is uite literally centered around bullying and how to stop it I honestly recommend this book to teachers to see how most kids who know a bully is a bully but teachers don t know what it feels likeThe rating counterEpic XAwesomeMehBadTerribleAbout flippin time we ve had another epic I can t explain this book very well so please please please get it yourself Thank you for reading and I ll see you in cyberspace Bystander was a very good and emotional book I really liked that James Preller had gotten the message ut in this book even though you can tell right from the cover it is about bullying But the twist that he added which made the story even better was the bystander turned ut to be the bully s next target Usually the bystander isn t involved But this goes to show that the bystander can be just as an easy target as the victim Now people might think twice to just stand around and watch I really liked this book it portrayed the real kind f bullying that happens in school ther than what thers usually happens in school and I like how it tells it in a point f a kid who was a bystander And bullying is a really serious topic and no Iniquity one should ever do that I like how the book talks about what happens during a kid duri. Eric is the new kid in seventh grade Griffin wants to be his friend When you're new in town it's hard to know who to hangut with and who to avoid Griffin seems cool confident and popularBut something isn't right abou.
E a great novel to recommend to my seventh grade students a novel with genuine characters dealing with bullying in a way that students could use as a blueprint for handling their wn issues Unfortunately Eric s bizarre solution to defeating Griffin is to beat him at his wn game He breaks into Griffin s house while his abusive father is home steals back 27 and a burned CD that Griffin had stolen from him and nearly gets caught by Griffin s dad leaving evidence behind proving that he was there Eric does exactly what we as teachers and parents hope bullied kids never do he plays the bully s game He never tells adults the real truth about being bullied r being a bystander He breaks the law He involves a friend in his crime He keeps all f Griffin s dangerous secrets leaving him free to move Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) on to his next victims Griffin never gets punished for the horrible things he does In fact he just finds a new groupf friends and will Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook of course continue his bullying behaviors But that is fine with Eric as long has he is no longer in Griffin s sights Eric will just concentraten the basketball team and his new girlfriend Griffin is clearly a villain however the most disturbing character in Bystander might be Eric ur hero Young adult readers will understand that Griffin is a bad guy but I m not sure that they will understand that Eric s choices are irresponsible and dangerous I fear that Bystander may contribute to the bullying cycle f secrecy instead Livin' de Life of helping to prevent it by convincing kids that they can tell trusted adults when they are victimsr bystanders and need not resort to vigilantism I will not be recommending this novel to my students I NEVER give a book a 1 star rating and I sure didn t think this would be the book to earn it But good Lord you can NOT take an important subject like bullying and treat it like this I really have no idea why the author chose to bail The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter out at the endf the book In essence Preller became a bystander to the whole issue Very disappointing You simply cannot write a book for kids that promises to deal with an important issue that promises to educate kids Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki on the subject that promises to show the solution and then simply walk away selfi Many readers will be able to relate to the main character in James Preller s BYSTANDER Moving from Ohio to Bellport Long Island has made Eric the new kidn the block and being the new seventh grader has put fear into the hearts Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of even the most well adjusted kidsEric witnesses a terrified ketchup covered boy running from a groupf kids The boy escapes and Eric is left to confront his tormentors One boy named Griffin appears to be the leader The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of the group Griffin tries to intimidate Eric but Eric is able to stand his ground Hopefully not all the kids in Bellport are like this Griffin characterWhen school starts Eric uickly learns that Griffin is a bully but not a typicalne He seems to have many adults convinced that he is a polite well behaved kid He perates by gaining the confidence f his followers and then getting them to do his dirty work Eric falls victim to Griffin s cunning ways It takes several unfortunate events and Eric being accused f having a weapon in his locker before Eric realizes exactly how much trouble Griffin can cause Author James Preller deftly handles a current adolescent concern bullying By breaking the stereotype f the rough tough bully and revealing a devious variety Preller s story will make readers consider their wn role in bullying situations It was great Great climax. The truth about Griffin he's a liar a bully a thief Eric wants to break away do the right thing But in ne shocking moment he goes from being a bystander to the bully's next victimThis title has Common Core connection.
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James Preller born 1961 is the children's book author of the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries which are published by Scholastic Corporation He grew up in Wantagh New York and went to college in Oneonta New York After graduating from college in 1983 James Preller was employed as a waiter for one year before being hired as a copywriter by Scholastic Corporation where he was introduced through their