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Because of Mr. Terupt (Mr. Terupt #1)

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Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on 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
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Katy Jane
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
1. This is hands down one of my favorite books of all time.
2. It made me cry, it made me think, it made me hopeful, it challenged me, it made me want to be a better educator.
3. My husband is a math teacher and when I told him about the dollar words, he immediately integrated that into his lessons for the year.
4. I am a teen librarian and it made me want to be better and to love those kids harder than I already do.
5. I fell in love with every single character.
6. I felt emotions so much harder
Lola  Reviewer
You always remember the teachers you’ve had in school, especially those who have helped you in some way – those who were there for you, managed to broaden your worldview and taught you as much about fields of study as life itself.

Mr. Terupt is that teacher. Everyone has something going on, making them think and behave in a particular way. Indeed, Peter, Jessica, Luke, Alexia, Jeffrey, Danielle and Anna have their own stuff to deal with and they’re used to dealing with it on their own.

So the last
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Last night, my 11-year-old daughter ran into my room sobbing and clutching this book.

"Mom, this was just so sad. It was tragic. And there are consequences to our actions. You know? Like, what you do affects others. And this teacher ... he was amazing, mom. AMAZING. But these students ... ohmygod, there was the fat girl, but she was so nice and this really stupid popular girl who wore a lot of lip gloss, and a new girl, and a smart boy, BUT ... I can't stop crying. You have to read this book, mo
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up due to a review from a friend (thanks Melissa!). I thought my daughter, who is going into the 5th Grade might enjoy it. I even thought maybe I'd read it with her and we could talk about it. Two days later, we left on vacation. Towards the end of our trip, I ran out of reading material and since my daughter hadn't started the book yet, I went ahead and picked it up. I plowed through most of it in a few hours, then as we began our 11 hour car ride home, I began rereading it a ...more
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book will be perfect to hand kids headed into 5th grade. The characters are strong, the structure of the book interesting with its multiple viewpoints, and the story interesting - and I had passed this up from the reviews. It didn't sound so strong - but each chapter is told by a dr=ifferent student in the class, describing events frmo a slightly different perspective and clarifying the mudyy bits by this change in POV. The teacher is one who offers challenges rather then a standard curricu ...more
I indeed do much enjoy Rob Buyea's Because of Mr. Terupt, but I also in no way will ever love it. For while I usually appreciate different viewpoints and voices being presented and depicted in a narrative, there is for me simply "too much of a good thing" presented within this novel, as I really do find both the constant shifting of focus and the often extremely short length of many of the chapters and the sheer number of different viewpoints (more than seven distinct voices) more than a bit dis ...more
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's possible this review will be incredibly biased. As someone who has just finished her second year of teaching with a group of third graders who may have changed her life, am I over-identifying with every single aspect of this story? Possibly.

That said, this book made me cry.

The beginning seemed pretty uneventful - Mr. Terupt is a "rookie" teacher who takes on a class of fifth graders. I smiled at all of the patented "teacher moves" that permeate this character (this book was SO OBVIOUSLY wr
Ms. Yingling
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
A class of diverse students are glad that they have a new teacher; he's funnier, more aware, and more creative than the "mean old farts" that have been teaching long enough to be wise to the kids' tricks. Classroom dramas unfold; the mean girl, Alexis, tries to start a "girl war"; students have family problems; the class reads Summer of the Swans (which Mr. Terupt says is not an exciting book, but a good one that will make them think) and works with a Collaborative Classroom on several projects. ...more
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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A book about a teacher that changes the lives of his students. I loved it! Absolutely great read and I can't wait to share it with my students next school year.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. There are a lot of characters and it is hard to keep them apart. Also, the book is super unrealistic, but it is for middle school aged children. I believe if I was reading this as my middle school self I would have enjoyed the book a lot more.
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