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Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea


Overview - Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspectiveon what makes their teacher so special.
It s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.
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Overview
Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspectiveon what makes their teacher so special.
It s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.
Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything and everyone.
"The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred
"This powerful and emotional story is likely to spur discussion."--Publishers Weekly

"No one is perfect in this feel-good story, but everyone benefits, including sentimentally inclined readers."--Kirkus Reviews
"Compelling. . . . Readers will find much to ponder on the power of forgiveness."--Booklist"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780385738828
  • ISBN-10: 038573882X
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-10-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this skillfully constructed first novel, Buyea conveys the impact that an inspiring new teacher has on his fifth-grade class through the alternating voices of seven complex students, including class clown Peter, thoughtful new student Jessica, relentlessly teased Danielle, and mean-girl Alexia ("Mom told me... ‘Alexia, don't let people push you around like your father did to us. You take charge and fight back.' So there's no way I'm going back to being nice"). For the most part, Mr. Terupt's unconventional teaching style proves capable of reaching even his most difficult students as the year progresses; his gentle guidance leads to some potent lessons about tolerance, self-advocacy, and responsibility. However, some in the community disapprove of his lax disciplinary measures and hands-on educational methods. When an accident during a snowball fight lands Mr. Terupt in the hospital, readers--like students in the class--are left to decide who, if anyone, is to blame. Introducing characters and conflicts that will be familiar to any middle-school student, this powerful and emotional story is likely to spur discussion. Ages 9–12. (Oct.)

 
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