The Bystander ✓

The Bystander ✓

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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
EtanaEden EtanaEden Nov 02
You are being extremely idiotic. I'd rather have a real friend who might be hated than fake ones like Carmen and whatstheirnames tbh. I might be hated too but hey I'm not alone. Hated together. Partner in crime :). That would be pretty lit
Kistune47 Kistune47 Nov 11
What computer skills? That website sounds basic. It only has one section. I could make a better website than that
BookWorm410 BookWorm410 5 days ago
Okay but why do I relate to Cathy so much in this particular scene
Exqueeze me Ms Meany McMeany Pants, but how would you feel if someone did this to you??
My school has at least 2,000 people so I can't relate 😂😂😂
My mom and her sister went through something very much like this. A couple of girls made a website which was essentially like the Mean Girls Virtual Burn Book about them.