Because of Mr. Terupt

Told in first person by several students in Mr. Terupt’s 5th grade class. This was a very quick read with a big message about what is really important in life, with an easy to understand lesson of why people act the way they do. Individual character traits are represented: the bully, the new girl, the goof-off, the smart kid, the shy guy, the outcast, and the fat girl. It was all tied up in a neat little package, but I enjoyed it and I think younger readers especially will.

Review by Terrie Bishop, Academy Park El. School Media Center
Rating: 5 Stars
Interest Level: Grades 4-8

Because of Mr. Terupt
Written by Rob Buyea
Delacorte
288 p.
Release Date: Oct. 12, 2010
ISBN: 9780385738828

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http://www.robbuyea.com

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