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Preller, James.
BYSTANDER
New York : Square Fish, 2011
IL 5-8, RL 4.2
ISBN 031254796X
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Eric is the new guy in town.  His mom grew up in town, and Eric and his brother have moved with her to start a new life without dad.  Eric quickly discovers the in-group lead by Griffin and their favorite activity - beating a scrawny kid named David to a pulp on a regular basis.  Eric wants no part of the bullying, but he also doesnít do anything to help David or to stop the other kids from participating.  However, Ericís role soon changes as he becomes the target of terror after making some disparaging remarks about a member of the in-crowd.  Eric discovers how fast a bystander can become the object of a bullyís attention. (NH Isinglass Teen Award nominee, 2013)
SUBJECTS:     Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Middle schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Divorce -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

 
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