Friday, April 30, 2010
Bystander by James Preller
Eric is the new kid in 7th grade when he meets Griffin. He can tell right away that Griff is someone you want to have like you - or else. Griff has a way of stirring up trouble but never being directly involved in it. Eric is bothered by the way Griff and his other friends pick on the other kids at school but he figures that it's better to be part of the group rather than one of the targets. And besides, he's not doing anything to the kids himself, is he? But as time goes on and Eric witnesses more and more of Griff's bullying he begins to wonder if a bystander is just as guilty as the bully.