Who would have thought that fifth grade could be a life changing year. For seven students and one amazing teacher that proves to be just the case. Everyone has a teacher they remember and some are lucky enough to have had someone who was a major influence. For these seven students it is Mr. Terupt. He is the new, energetic teacher with a fresh approach to teaching actually making it fun. But also teaching life’s lessons that they don’t always want to hear. He knows what’s going on and how to handle each student and each situation. Looking back, after the accident, that might not have been the best way.
In Because of Mr. Terupt Rob Buyea has written a believable and poignant story. Following the school year, the brief chapters tell the story through the voices of these seven students. The pace never drags. And the reader will be left with much to think about. Gr 4-6.