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Author: Preller, James
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780312643010
Grades: Grades 9 to12

The Fall

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James Preller returns to the theme of his award-winning book “Bystander”, expertly weaving a realistic tale of bullying and the emotional pain it inflicts on the victim and the bully. Sam Proctor’s authentic voice tells the story of high school outcast Morgan Mallen’s suicide after being terrorized on social media, using essays and poems in a confessional journal to dissect his role in the events. This fast-paced persuasive narrative focuses on Sam’s grief, his involvement in the cyberbullying, and his regret and remorse for giving in to peer pressure and inaction as he is transformed from follower to leader. The short episodic entries will draw reluctant readers into a timely discussion on cyberbullying  and dealing with tragic events in a compelling message.

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