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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038573882X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385738828
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 4-6–Seven fifth graders at Snow Hill School in Vermont learn a variety of life lessons, not necessarily from their textbooks, when they start the school year off with their new teacher. Short chapters are actually brief narratives by individual students and sectioned off by each month of the school year, beginning with September. From the students' distinct voices readers come to understand the different personalities and backgrounds that define them. Peter, the prankster; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; and Jessica, the new girl in town who hides behind her favorite books, are just a few of the characters who shape readers' vision of the classroom. As their narrative continues, readers realize that each child has a story that only begins in school; it's the problems and conflicts that make up their home lives that come full circle because of a prank that results in tragedy. Mr. Terupt is that one teacher who really understands them, who always seems to be on their side, and who teaches them a valuable lesson no matter how much some of them try to shut him out. If the school year is a series of events, then Mr. Terupt is the catalyst that starts the chain reaction. The characters are authentic and the short chapters, some less than a page, are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion.–Cheryl Ashton, Amherst Public Library, OH. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Mr. Terupt follows in the footsteps of those inspiring teachers who encourage their students to think for themselves, question the conventions they understand about school, and become better people. The narration here is shared by so many that it is hard for readers to feel similarly inspired, but what they’ll get instead is the school-year-long unfolding of each of seven fifth-graders as they face their own flaws, come to terms with their home lives, and reconcile their roles in a tragic accident that nearly takes the life of their beloved teacher, hinted at with the innocuous-looking snowball on the front cover. Some voices ring less true than others, which is a shame, since all of the characters have something important to say. Despite its flaws, this is a compelling novel with brief—sometimes very brief—chapters, which keep the story moving. Readers will find much to ponder on the power of forgiveness in Buyea’s meditative first novel. Grades 4-6. --Heather Booth

More About the Author

Rob taught third and fourth graders in Bethany, Connecticut, for six years before moving to Massachusetts, where he now lives with his wife and three daughters. He teaches biology and coaches wrestling at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Because of Mr. Terupt is his first novel.

You can learn more about Rob by visiting www.robbuyea.com


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Very good book, pulls on all of your emotions, sadness, happiness and funny.
By Rob Buyea
This book will touch your heart and tell a life changing story ,so full of love that you will love this book.
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It is the story of some fifth grade students and their first year teacher, Mr. Terupt.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Donovan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is definitely a story with heart.

Mr. Terupt is a young teacher who not only wants to teach his students the 5th grade curriculum, but he wants to do more. He reaches out to each student individually, sometimes in very subtle ways, such as assigning two girls to be partners on a project whose families are at odds with one another. The story is told in alternating points of views from the students whose lives he's touched. The characters will be familiar, but they are in no way flat stereotypes. By getting inside the kids' heads, the reader begins to understand those who are different from them. Each fifth-grade class has these types of students, and so readers will definitely be able to relate to the cast: the mean/popular girl, the shy girl, the misfit, the brainiac, the new kid. In addition to this diverse group, the class gets involved with some special needs students as well, which is a surefire way to change the pre-adolescent "Me, me, me" mentality.

This was a great book. It's the kind of book that will appeal to adults and tweens alike. This story will be with me for a long, long time.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I just finished Because of Mr. Terupt and I loved it! I am a ten year old boy that is going into fifth grade. I usually don't read as much as I should but my former teacher suggested this to me and I really liked it. It is about seven kids in fifth grade. The story is told from their different perspectives about what happens when they get a teacher who changes their lives.
The book was both funny and sad. I would recommend it for both genders. I thought it was interesting to hear a story told by different people in their own words. You could even take one person's perspective out of the book and it would make a great stand-alone story. I hope that Rob Buyea writes a sequel when the kids are in 6th grade.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By E. Collins on January 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my daughter because of the John Irving cover blurb (I love John Irving). She is always wary of what I pick out but when I read the jacket copy to her (it's a book about fifth graders and she is in fifth grade), she grabbed it right out of my hands.

My daughter read this book non-stop until she finished it. She loooved it. It's sad--as she pointed out--but powerful and amazing.

A great book to get kids both reading and thinking. Great characters and story. Good job, Mr. Buyea. Hope to see more from you soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christina de Marval on June 8, 2013
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This amazing book tells you the true meaning of hope, friendship and forgiveness, and plays with your emotions. All in all, this is a great book for ages 10-12
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By penname on February 11, 2013
Format: Paperback
Easy read that an average 5th grader can finish in 3 to 5 sittings. Multiple characters (six) ensure that it is not too heavily for boys or girls. Chapters are short & print is well-spaced. Each chapter is that character's 'voice' and each 'voice' brings forward a distinct personality or family issue. Good pick if you want a contemporary-feeling early adolescent book that does not revolve around sex, drugs, or violence.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dianne on August 14, 2013
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I read this with my nine year old granddaughter, who is entering the fourth grade. It was on her school's summer reading list. As a grandmother, I was a little saddened by the book's classmates, even though I realize that their lives represent those of many of today's middle class American children. Read ahead to prepare yourself for the questions this book will raise. The reading level was a little ahead of an entering fourth grader, but it increased reading skills, vocabulary, and social awareness.

My granddaughter came home from her first day in fourth grade with the comment, "I have a "Luke" sitting nest to me." We talked again about how you don't know what others' lives are like, and that the best policy is just to be nice to everyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Books Come Alive on February 2, 2011
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Mr Terupt is the teacher we all should have had. He could have taught us all about forgiveness,about fairness,about genuine caring and above all how teachers should teach! Each of the seven kids in this story represent our school society today. Our kids have to learn how to survive in this new school world. Mr. Buyea must have been that teacher. He surely knows kids.
I will be reading this one to 4th,5th, and 6th graders. The voices have to be read aloud. They are that real. I read this in one sitting and was sad when it was finished, because I was just getting to know these fantastic kids who are influenced by a fantastic teacher.
This is the kind of book that make reluctant readers want to find another book just like this!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lily Byrne on June 8, 2013
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This book is amazing. I would recommend to people who like sweet books.
I cried at some parts.
I am so excited to read the second one.

I am a 11. So this review is from my point of view.
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