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Pen Your Pride
The Bystander ✓

The Bystander ✓

62K Reads 3.4K Votes 5 Part Story
Tahlie By TahliePurvis Completed

Eva Shaw's junior year falls apart when she sees a website dedicated to making fun of Cathy, a reclusive student, and does nothing about it. Eva watches the posts pop up every night and doesn't speak a word.
  
  But when she accidentally gets closer to Cathy, it slowly gets tougher to keep quiet about the bullying she witnesses each day. Cathy seems to be pulling further away from everyone and has no desire to bring a teacher into her mess and make things complicated. But Eva is finding it harder to keep quiet with all the guilt building up around her and when she finds out the creator of the website is much closer to her than she thought, doing the right thing seems almost impossible. 
  
  With her 'friends' telling her to keep quiet, Cathy falling away and her own guilt pulling at her, Eva has to decide if speaking out is really worth it or if she should just listen to everyone and stay a simple bystander.

  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • highschool
  • riseabove
  • telus
That was very thoughtful and kind 🙄 People let's stick to the rule : If you have nothing nice or constructive to say, the SHUT UP!
Ree_NS Ree_NS Mar 24
Well, that's another level. I wonder what would be my teacher's reaction if I said so lmao
_prkjmns_ _prkjmns_ May 16
Wow...and my school has over 7000 population....just...damn...
Until they slit they're wrists, or better yet, they starve themselves till they're anorexic then you'll say they're too thin.   Kindness is a choice.
_prkjmns_ _prkjmns_ May 16
Peopleeee go read the last three paragraphs and UNDERSTAND what it means, jfc
AquaLove12 AquaLove12 Mar 10
This is....heartbreaking. I mean, who on earth would go to such lengths to make fun of someone? I've only read the first chapter, but loving this already.