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Saving Mr. Terupt

(Mr. Terupt #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  3,737 ratings  ·  290 reviews
The kids and their favorite teacher from Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again return for a third book in the funny, warmhearted series for fans of Wonder.

Seventh grade was going to be awesome. The only thing missing was Mr. Terupt.

The kids from Mr. Terupt’s fifth- and sixth-grade classes are entering their first year of junior high school. There’s a lot to be
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Fadi Yacoub Mr. Buyea came to our school today, and confirmed that there was going to be a 4th book. It’s title is “Goodbye Mr. Terupt”.

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Ms. Yingling
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Starting middle school is hard for Mr. Terupt's former students, for a variety of reasons. Danielle is mortified by some of her classmates, and is not feeling well for most of the year. Lexie manages to tone down her maturity, but has to deal with the illness of her mother. Anna keeps waiting for Charlie to propose to her mother. Jessica keeps her journal, and goes to a writing camp where she meets someone unexpected. Peter and Jeffrey are excited to be on the wrestling
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like all the Mr. Terupt books, I felt a lot of variety of emotions. It's so well written even if it doesn't use beautiful language. It's so simple yet this beautiful, tragic, realistic story of a gang of friends that is trying to conquer middle school.

I love Mr. Terupt! I wish he made more of an appearance! The transition between characters is smooth. Rob Buyea has done such an amazing job of developing these characters that I can tell who I'm reading from. I love all these characters.

I will
Carol Royce Owen
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yay! I know some students who have been waiting for this. Here is the third installment in the Mr. Terupt series - this one called Saving Mr. Terupt. Sorry, don't go off to a book store to buy it yet - it won't be published until July 14th. I was lucky enough to get an ARC so got a jump start on reading it. Students will enjoy it!

The pack from Mr. Terupt's class are off to middle school and doing their best to stay together, although they don't always find that easy. With Luke taking many
Libby May
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's so much fun to see these kids grow up.

I do agree with a review on the previous book, there are a couple of scenes in each of these books that may not be appropriate for girls or boys under 12, but it's not bad stuff, just a bit inappropriate for younger kids. :D

I really like this series.
Madison McGuiness
Danielle is persistent. For a while she doesn't feel spectacular but she braves the discomfort, and focuses on taking things one day at a time. Eventually she finds out that she has diabetes, but she doesn't let that slow her down.
Emily Ann
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yasmeena Elmahdy
1000/5 stars


The kids are back in this third installment of the Mr. Terupt series. They have had to leave Mr. Terupt behind as they move on to middle school. However, they are trying to keep their promise to stay together. Lexie and Peter run for class president. Peter and Jeffrey join the wrestling team. Anna and Danielle are waiting to become sisters and join the yearbook committee. Luke is taking advanced classes and isolated from his friends. Lexie and Jessica are into drama. They experience all the ...more
Buyea's series is sweet and charming in its portrayal of a teacher in the hearts of his adoring students and as the heart of a community.

I have quite a few problems with the series, but willingly acknowledge that it is endearing.

But it palls in its cultural homogeneity — the cast of characters could have been lifted from the movie Pleasantville, and while a few of the melodramas the students survive are contemporary, they wouldn't have been out of place in a cautionary story set in the 1950s.

Hannah Bergren
I absolutely loved this book and if Rob Buyea writes another I will be so happy.
Jamie Oberheu
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, my! The laughs, the tears, the surprises, and the predictability! Love Terupt and the gang and it just keeps getting better!
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
Now in junior high, the seventh graders miss Mr Terupt more than ever. They encounter struggles including illness, bullying and reconnecting with an estranged parent.

SAVING MR TERUPT, the third and final (?) book in the series, has the kids growing up and apart. A misunderstanding and lack of communication could end all their friendships. Unlike the previous two books, I sometimes forgot whose point of view I was reading, a challenge with seven narrators. I wish Rob Buyea had included more
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series so much that I want the author to keep writing a new book every year as this group of seven students moves from grade to grade. At least through high school. Maybe even college. 5th, 6th, and 7th grade just wasn't enough for me. Mr. Terupt is the teacher that I always hoped I was for my students; his classroom community the one I always strived to make with them. All three books in this series remind me once again why I became a teacher, and why it's one of the most rewarding ...more
Lyons Tran
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is just as good as the first two books. It wasn't as interesting as the first two, but is a really good book that you have to read if you've read the first two books.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Rob Buyea. He makes everything so realistic. The characters, the setting, the problems, everything. Everything in the story you feel. When Lexie finds out about her mom's breast cancer, and when she finds out that she's been cured. Charlie's proposal to Terri. The big fight about the party. The dying passion to save Mr. Terupt. This really shows how good of a teacher he had been in books one and two. For an entire school to miss classes and sit in silence in the gym, ...more
Jaina Rose
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blogged
This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.

I've loved these books since Because of Mr. Terupt was a standalone, and I didn't even have a book blog. Thus many of you may not know how much I love the Terupt books. Let me tell you now: I. Love. Them. Which is why I was over the moon when I found out that Saving Mr. Terupt was actually a thing. A third Terupt book? Sign me up! I requested it from the library immediately (instead of pre-ordering it, because I was out of shelf space and
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very exciting book about classmates that were apart of Mr. Trupt’s class for a couple years that are now in 7th grade and miss their old teacher that was very nice and unique. At the end of the school year the school board decides that they have to cut a teacher or two to save money and Mr. Terupt is on the chopping block to go. The kids are devastated and start to raise money to save their old beloved teacher. Can they save him?

This book is a great book to read about a group of kids
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brent Soderstrum
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book from Buyea in the Mr. Terupt series. In this one the kids are now in 7th grade and Mr. Terupt isn't with them. They still get together with him when they can though. They are going through what all kids do at that age. Emotions run high along with hormones. They end up at a party where Lexi suggests they play spin the bottle. Feelings get hurt and the group pulls away from each other.

They end up getting back together as a result of what is going on with Mr. Terupt. Mrs.
Tyler Wetzel
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response : I really enjoyed this book. It was different then most books I read because you get to experience the story from different characters and view points. I found out there are two more books that go along with this one that I cannot wait to read.

Plot Summary : The plot of this book was about a bunch of middle school boys and girls that are excited to be getting out of elementary school. They're all very close but slowly start fading away from each other cause they don't have
Brielle Hamm
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the most wonderful roller coaster on words I have been on yet.
Amy Lou
3.5 stars
Still love this series, but this book dragged things out more than was necessary.
One character trait that Lexi has is zest. Lexie has this tarit because shes outgoing, unpredictable, sassy and bold.
Izze Brand
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good. I liked all the surprises and clues that came together. I think the theme was to believe you can, because the kids never gave up. In the end, you realize what really matters to the characters.
This book was okay. While it had decent writing and lovable characters, a semi-interesting premise and a good ending, there were certain elements made me lower my rating. First of all, I did not appreciate the way that it talked about personal girl stuff and personal boy things. I felt it was wrote in as just part of life, rather than a part of the plot, and it was kind of pointless. Considering it’s a juvenile book, I would have liked it a lot better had it not delved into personal, more ...more
As Mr. Terupt's former fifth and sixth graders enter seventh grade in a new building, new challenges await. While they might be expected to leave him behind, the impact on him is long-lasting, and they still remain in touch with him. While the students from the previous two books--Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again--expect that they will continue to be the same tightknit group they were prior to beginning junior high, they quickly find that this isn't the case. Various ...more
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saving Mr. Terupt is written by Rob Buyea. When seven kids move on to a different school they are no longer with their beloved teacher, Mr. Terupt. The kids all have great friendship together, but things start getting rocky, they know that Mr. Terupt is the only one that can fix things. Suddenly they realize that not everything is going as planned and Mr. Terupt is the one that needs saving.

Rob Buyea’s Saving Mr. Terupt is filled with love, trust and incredible friendship. Rob Buyea writes the
"When the gang was together, we were capable of anything."

As the "gang" begins middle school, they try to keep their promise Mr. Terupt to stay together. At first, it's just the same old problems: zits, bullies, conflicting schedules and, of course, Peter has a run in with the principal in the first week of school. Then, Peter and Lexie both decide to run for class president and Luke sees the opportunity to meet at Mr. Terupt's as a sort of "election central" for both candidates. Things are
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fifth grade and up
Recommended to Mayra by: Read the first installment and was hooked!
Shelves: 2015
Reading Saving Mr. Terupt took my back to the first book, where after opening the first page I could not wait until the last sentence. Whereas the strength in the first book, Because of Mr. Terupt relied on the multiple viewpoints, Saving Mr Terupt relies on the characters’ development. These are not the fifth graders who made us laugh and cry in the first book, we are beginning to see hints of the adults they will eventually become. At the same time they have not lost what endeared us to them. ...more
Melanie Thompson
Fans of Mr. Terupt rejoice! Book 3 is here! Buyea continues to capture the spirit of teens both male and female as the kids from his class experience their first year without their beloved teacher. Friendships are tested and the joy of learning that Mr. Terupt instilled is not broken as the kids have new teachers and must interact with high school students.

Written in the same multiple point-of-view format as the other two books in the series, Saving Mr. Terupt will be a must-have for all middle
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