[AZW] ↠ Free Read ✓ Bystander : by James Preller Á #2020


  • Title: Bystander
  • Author: James Preller
  • ISBN: 9780312379063
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Bystander By James Preller 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 hang out with and who to avoid Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular.But something isn t right about Griffin He always seems to be in the middle of bad things And if Griffin doesn t like you, you d better watch your back There might be a target oEric 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 hang out with and who to avoid Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular.But something isn t right about Griffin He always seems to be in the middle of bad things And if Griffin doesn t like you, you d better watch your back There might be a target on it.As Eric gets drawn deeper into Griffin s dark world, he begins to see the truth about Griffin he s a liar, a bully, a thief Eric wants to break away, do the right thing But in one shocking moment, he goes from being a bystander to the bully s next victim.This title has Common Core connections.
    James Preller
    James Preller born 1961 is the children s book author of the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries, which are published by 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 Corporation, where he was introduced through their books to many noatable children s authors This inspired James Preller to try writing his own books James Preller published his first book, entitled MAXX TRAX Avalanche Rescue, in 1986 Since that time, James Preller has written a variety of books, and has written under a number of pen names, including Mitzy Kafka, James Patrick, and Izzy Bonkers James Preller lives in Delmar, New York with his wife Lisa and their three childrencmillan author jamesp

    Bystander By James Preller

    Commentaires:

    Amanda
    Things I learned from reading Bystander 1 Bullying in middle school is a serious, scary, bloody business.2 Never, under any circumstances, tell an adult parent, teacher, principal, counselor, or school police officer the truth about being bullied Adults are idiots 3 Hide the truth and lie about being bullied.4 The best way to beat a bully is to sink to his level and beat him at his own game breaking any laws necessary in the process.5 And always remember, as long as the bully leaves YOU alone ev [...]

    Harold Smithson (Suicide punishable by Death)
    This isn t your idealized school This is reality.As someone who was formerly bullied in elementary school, I consider Bystander to be a success in its goal of presenting an issue as realistically as possible The characters are not the cardboard cut outs that widely populate the pages of typical novels set at schools.Eric 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 of the problem, and he s content there It s not an [...]

    Sally Kruger
    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 kid on the block, and being the new seventh grader has put fear into the hearts of even the most well adjusted kids.Eric witnesses a terrified, ketchup covered boy running from a group of kids The boy escapes and Eric is left to confront his tormentors One boy named Griffin appears to be the leader of the group Griffin tries to intimidate Eric, b [...]

    Andrew
    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 out at the end of the book In essence, Preller became a bystander to the whole issue Very disappointing My friend and colleague, Amanda Mehringer, gave a very thorough review, so I don t have too much to add You simply cannot write a book for kids that promises to [...]

    Kiernan Kovac
    Bystander was a very good and emotional book I really liked that James Preller had gotten the message out 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 out 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.

    Deneil Busey
    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.

    Pandora
    Update 9 26 14 Just finished reading the book again I also looked at some reviews and was surprised by so many negative reviews I wonder if they found chapter 18 too much take In this chapter the English teacher gets upset at how little the students learned from the school consoler The English teacher then drives home the lesson of history that people will surrender their they own moral code if evil has enough power and authority unfortunately Preller uses Milgram s experiment which has been dis [...]

    Anthony
    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 think of an extraordinary way to stop him Seems like a decent plot I thought Let s try it One reading session later REVIEW TIME Hello everybody I am That One Reviewer with a book I stumbled across calle, Bystander Pretty good name as it suits the first half of the story Will this story finally stop the bully and become a hero, or will it be ano [...]

    Kate Brown
    Is Bystander a well written book The answer is no Is it a book middle schoolers will like, appreciate, and learn from The obvious response is of course This book is meant to be read aloud to whole classes There is lots of action, dialogue, and opportunities for students to discuss if the characters did or did not do the right thing The premise of the book is Eric, a new student who just moved to New York, meets a rough group of boys The leader of this group is Griffin Griffin is charismatic, a q [...]

    Parag Arora
    This is an amazing book, it shows how bullying is a major thing in some school and in this book, there was a certain student everybody picked on his name was David Hallenback He got bullied a lot mainly because he would always come to his bullies and try to hang out with them because he did not have many friends or any friends The biggest bully was Griffin, the main character Eric soon became friends with and started to learn about him and found out how deeply he was affected by his emotions In [...]

    Alex A.
    Bystander is a cool book In the beginning, there s a new boy named Eric who I really like that is a new kid in town 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 I know it would be beyond hard for me to move into a new place without my dad Not only the is the town not that great, the kids are scary as well He meets a group of them a the basketball court one day and he was very frightened I thought they we [...]

    Lisa
    Any middle school student should read this very real life book about bullying Being a bystander and watching it happen is just as bad The events in this novel sadly happen everyday around us.

    Jenna Wagner
    This book was very surreal and depicts the true reality of school for kids Great read for everyone young and old

    Diana Sarao
    I appreciate what the author was trying to do, but it felt forced.

    Julia
    This is a story about bullies and being bullied It begins with the new kid in town, Eric, meeting the local bully, Griffin Griffin takes a liking to Eric, and though Eric sees something dark in Griffin, Eric hangs out with him and his gang and tries to deny what he is seeing Eventually, things take a bad turn and Eric becomes Griffin s victim What I liked about this book is that it did a good job of raising the issues around bullying It also did not have a good guy bad guy dynamic None of the ch [...]

    Zane Borchard
    The book Bystander by James Preller was an excellent book The plot in this story moves along at a pace where the reader can follow along easily The conflict in Bystander is Eric Hayes moved to Long Island and meets Griffin Connelly Griffin is the bully at school, but he wants to be friends with Eric Eric is alright with being friends with him at first but sees Griffin bullying a kid then decides he doesn t want to be friends any So Griffin starts to bully Eric This story is very believable Byst [...]

    Kristy
    Exit Project In this book Bystander by James Preller, it talks about a new kid that has just moved in being a bystander and getting bullied I m not going to talk so much about what the book is about just going to give a description of the main point The bully is Griffin Conley At first Eric thought Griffin is a cool, nice guy However was he really Later on he finds that Griffin is cruel, but in front of adults he puts his innocent face on Was this all an act Griffin steals things he thinks he is [...]

    Michelle Sánchez
    I liked that this book wasn t too preachy about its central theme, bullying Sure, the adults in the book try to instill the typical anti bullying ideals, but the students pretty much disregard those directives Preller understands that bullying is a complex problem without an easy solution I like how he describes Eric s inner turmoil both when he is the bystander and when he is the victim The involved parties don t rely on the adults to work the problem out for them, and while the course of actio [...]

    Lylah Aharoni
    The reason why I am reading this book is because It was recommended to me so I wanted to give it a shot What most stood out to be about the book was it s plot It is mainly about bullying, although from what I can see so far it is being handled in all the wrong ways For example, as narrated, Through it all, Eric didn t say a word He was innocent, Eric reminded himself, he never participated in the pranks He never lifted a finger to harm David Hallenback He didn t think it was funny, so he usually [...]

    Johanna Freivalds
    When it comes to bullying, if you aren t part of the solution you re often part of the problem Bystander is a decent story about a group of teens influenced by a bright, manipulative kid, who judging from a outward appearances is a leader among his peers The story explores the topic of what it feels like to be the new kid in school and how weighty the decisions one makes to fit in can be Also examined is what being the victim of a bully looks and feels like The descriptions from the victims poin [...]

    Denzell Ali
    The story The Bystander by James preller, he informs the reader to be careful on who you pick as a friend.The story starts of with Eric the main character playing in the basket ball court.Eric is a new kid to this town.While shooting hoops he sees a kid running past the basket court.Later on Griffin comes with his friends.Griffin goes and acts nice to Eric and ask questions if he has seen a kid running by.The author then leads reader to the first day of school,from this point on it Griffin and E [...]

    Erin Forson
    BystanderJames PrellerA long time ago a woman named Kitty Genoveve was being murdered in an alley She screamed for help 38 people opened their windows in the apartment building next door but not one of them called the police or an ambulance These neighbors watched Kitty s murder because they figured someone else would call for help If you stand by and watch while someone is called names are you just as bad as the one who did the name calling If you say nothing while someone is beaten because you [...]

    Melanie
    When Eric Hayes father checks out of family life due to mental illness, Eric s mother decides to move him and his brother Rudy to Long Island where she grew up That fall Eric begins school at the local middle school where he is befriended by the school bully, Griffin Eric knows there s something not quite right with this kid, but being new in school, who s he to argue As time goes on, Eric develops a serious dislike for the way Griffin treats him and others Griffin steals from him and Eric s lit [...]

    Lily
    I thought the message of the book was well intentioned, but the structure and overall langage was horrible There were many cliches, and the dialogue was not believable Too much product placement also In one of the chapters, he uses the song communication breakdown to describe the main characters emotions towards his father, who is dealing with a mental illness As if that wasn t already obvious enough, he points out that the first three chord of the song are D A D Does he think we are idiots I kn [...]

    Logan
    Everything wrong with Bystander 1L of the lessons it s supposed to teach you are incorrect, which is irresponsible on the author s part2.The plot dragged, and was kind of clich 3 The book was realistic, but exaggerated the situationIn all, this book was a pain to read The lessons in the book were incorrect being things like 1 If you re bothered by a bully, retaliate, or play his own game2.As long as the bully isn t bothering you, there is no problem3.Never tell an adult, when you are being bulli [...]

    Cody
    This is a really good book I like at the start where it gives you something to grab your attention Also the book is a good comparison with real life for a couple reasons One is a lot of kids move to different towns or states and don t know where they will fit in Another thing is that a lot of kids get bullied and they don t know who they can trust I feel like it was based on real lifeI think they could also touch up on their pace They should ve made the book longer so we could have known about [...]

    Izzy Chong
    What did I think of this book Where do I begin It was pretty much a copy of Mean Girls but with no memorable lines, jokes, and guys.Long story short A really, really bad version of Mean Girls.And if it was up to me, I would have never read this thing However, I had to because my school decided that it was, Required reading which kind of was stupid because really, this thing was terrible No offense.You can say what you want about Lindsey Lohan, but Cady Heron was so much interesting than Eric Ha [...]

    Debra Gastelum
    I finished this book this afternoon It kept me nervous most of the way through wondering how Eric was going to deal with the bully, Griffin Connelly It sure did make me think about how our students interact with each other and I hope it s made me aware of the different ways people bully others I know I ll do my BEST to make sure I help anyone in need I never want to be just a bystander

    William McKee
    I thought this book was very good and entertaining It really showed how big bullying is where we live and all around the world The story included a fight and is very bad for the main character If you are looking for a good read and an amazing book choose Bystander.

    Rachel Seigel
    This is of a 3.5 for me It s a decent middle grade read with strong messages about being a bully and about being a bystander I wasn t completely pleased with the ending, but the author does a good job of getting the point across his point, and it will be a good book for discussion.

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