Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Book Description from Amazon.com:                                    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.

My 25 cents:
This was a story that I didn't want to stop reading.  The author was a teacher for 4th and 5th grades and really knew what goes on in the classroom.  It's about what seems soooo important that turns out really isn't and little things that really are!  Each chapter (some only 1 page) is a different student telling part of the story.  That was a little confusing in the beginning, but don't get too hung up on that-you will know the character by the end.  I think every reader can relate to at least one of the students in this story!

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