Eric hated being the new kid in middle school. To his surprise, though, he is asked to join a popular group the first week of his 7th grade year. Griffin seemed to be the leader of the group - he was goodlooking, charming, popular, and all the parents and community members seemed to love him. It wasn't long, though, before Eric saw Griffin's dark side.
Griffin loved to bully others - hurt them, scare them, steal their most treasured possessions. Being in Griffin's circle came at a cost. You were expected to participate in Griffin's "fun activities" or look the other way.
When Eric sees how Griffin tortures David, a 7th grader labeled an outcast, he finally decides to take a stand. Eric tells Griffin he's antics are stupid and mean. Eric will no longer be a bystander and watch Griffin run all over everyone.
Griffin has a lot of buried anger. He doesn't like being confronted by anyone. Now Eric has decided he want be a bystander anymore, Griffin decides to make him his next target....
*Recommended Read Aloud