The Bystander ✓

The Bystander ✓

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T 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
BookWorm410 BookWorm410 Dec 09, 2017
Okay but why do I relate to Cathy so much in this particular scene
thecrazychocoholic thecrazychocoholic Sep 18, 2017
My econ teacher was like that, she's one that I could easily talk about my problems with, probably one of the few teachers i miss from my HS
crysstallicious crysstallicious a day ago
I wish there were people like this who actually cared enough to notice and ask
Amazing_Grace3 Amazing_Grace3 Oct 27, 2017
Oh Eva! You gotta stand up for her! Yeah that's sounds so terribly hard. But you gotta stand up for her!
Molly515 Molly515 Feb 02
I don’t get it? Is the dress the same as Cathy’s or is it a better version? Why doesn’t she want to protect her sister?
crysstallicious crysstallicious a day ago
I wish this wasn't a reality tbh.
                              If people only stopped for a moment to think about how their actions impact others, things would be better.