Mr. Terupt Falls Again

Mr. Terupt Falls Again

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by Rob Buyea
     
 

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The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel.

Fifth-grade was full of unforgettable events for Mr. Terupt and his class at Snow Hill School. Seven students were particularly affected by Mr. Terupt. Now those seven students are back, and they've been granted the rare opportunity to send one more year with

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The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel.

Fifth-grade was full of unforgettable events for Mr. Terupt and his class at Snow Hill School. Seven students were particularly affected by Mr. Terupt. Now those seven students are back, and they've been granted the rare opportunity to send one more year with their beloved teacher before they graduate from elementary school. Peter's parents expect him to attend private school after sixth-grade, but Peter has plans to stay right where he is. Eager to grow up, Alexia gets in over her head with some older kids. Danielle suspects that her family is keeping a secret from her, and she's determined to find out what it is. Jeffrey makes a life-changing discovery. Curious about her teacher's past, Jessica uncovers startling details about Mr. Terupt. Anna finally decides she's ready for the truth about her absent dad. And Luke's keen observations lead to questions with unexpected answers. 

It's a roller coaster of a year as Mr. Terupt helps his students be the best they can be—and enlists their help to pull off an extra-special project. But will there be a happy ending for all?

"This sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real."—Kirkus Reviews

"A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read."—School Library Journal

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"This sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real."—Kirkus Reviews

"A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read."—School Library Journal
VOYA - Sara Martin
In this companion novel to the wonderful Because Of Mr. Terupt (Delacorte, 2010), Buyea once again crafts a compelling story that picks up in the following school year. Seven students, now in grade six, spend a second year with their beloved teacher, Mr. Terupt. As they tackle peer pressures, school assignments, special projects, and the aftermath of last year’s accident, each child learns more about each other, themselves, and Mr. Terupt. Mr. Terupt Falls Again is an inspiring (albeit utopian) and thoroughly enjoyable portrayal of the difference one teacher makes in the lives of his students. As in Because Of Mr. Terupt, each short chapter is narrated by one of the seven students. All seven have unique voices and storylines, which easily meld into the classroom, providing varying perspectives on and depth to events. Buyea effectively drives the plot with humor, heartache, tenderness, and suspense. Readers will be caught up in the momentum and surprised with a few twists--with the title’s “fake out” and the re-use of an effective suspense-building literary device, these twists will be even more unexpected for those familiar with the first book. Although this title can stand on its own, libraries that do not already own Because Of Mr. Terupt, should purchase a copy today. Then, be sure to have Mr. Terupt Falls Again ready for all the fans of the first book. Ages 11 to 15.
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—In this sequel to Because of Mr. Terupt (Delacorte, 2010), the students are now sixth graders, happy to be spending another year with Mr. Terupt, who returns to teaching after recovering from a serious accident. Again the story is told in short chapters, each one the narrative of an individual student. This year the youngsters are dealing with coming-of-age issues. Peter is still the prankster and has spent a lot of time helping get the classroom ready and maybe justify some of the guilt he still feels about the snowball he threw that hit Mr. Terupt's head. Lexie is just trying to be noticed, and readers share her struggle to fit in. Luke spent the summer at science camp and is determined to treat challenges by collecting and analyzing data before coming to conclusions. Even Mr. Terupt opens up and shares some of his family background with the class. A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read. References to books the students are reading, like Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game and Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia, add realism as Mr. Terupt uses literature to interpret life lessons. Even reluctant readers will identify with some of the situations and be drawn into Mr. Terupt's world.Cheryl Ashton, Amherst Public Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
Looping with his students into sixth grade, Mr. Terupt continues to surprise them with challenging projects and perfect reading suggestions, but there are still aftereffects from the snowball Peter threw. As in Because of Mr. Terupt (2010), short chapters narrated by seven students describe the year, their final one at Snow Hill School. Peter plays with failure, hoping not to have to leave his classmates for seventh grade in boarding school. Lexie hurries to grow up, egged on by some dangerous older friends, but Danielle is the first to get her period. Jeffrey finds an abandoned baby and an outlet for his anger in wrestling. Anna and her mother learn to be senior-citizen caregivers as volunteers in a medical facility. Luke may have saved a life with his Boy Scout skills, and Jessica provides continuity with her screenplays and voiceover comments. Family worries go along with lingering questions about the health of their teacher. Sixth-grade relationships and a grown-up romance, lessons in tolerance and a fairy-tale ending make this an exceptionally satisfying school story. Mr. Terupt seems unusually skilled and perceptive, but the student voices are spot-on. Readers will be better equipped if they attended fifth grade with this true-to-life yet timeless group, but this sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real. (Fiction. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307930460
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
32,476
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

ROB BUYEA teaches biology and coaches wrestling at Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. Mr. Terupt Falls Again is a companion book to Because of Mr. Terupt.

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Mr. Terupt Falls Again 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay well maybe not so speechless! This book is by far one of the best books that I have ever read! This one is even better than the first! OMG, I could write an entire 25 page essay about this book and I still wouldn'tbe able to fit all if my praise for this book into it! I hope and pray that there is a third one because my family is already tired of me reading talking about how great this one is!!! I would reccomend this book to anyone between the ages of 10 and 14. Like I said before, thus is a truely amazing book that must be read by all! Tis book definitely deserves 5 stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first one and reading the second one now!!!! I have heard tons of great things about this one!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok wow i dont know what to say!! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING IN THE END I CRIED MY EYES OUT! NOT TEARS OF SADNESS BUT HAPINESS YOU WILL BE SO PROUD OF THIS SIXTH GRADE CLASS! THEY WILL HAVE A FEW ISHUES THROUGH OUT AND A FEW SURPRISES? BUT IN THE END YOU WILL BE HAPPY!!!!!! PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so unbeliably good. It's hard to beat the first one but I think Rob did a pretty good job. The first book I would probably say for 8 to 12 year olds. This one would probably be for 11 to 14 year olds. Did anyone else find Jessica's way the chapters were written like an interview just a little annoying?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i would say its more of a middle school read like 6th grade and up - but i LOVED it! Mr.Buyea is sooooo my fave author and i cant wait for the next book! I dont wanna spill the beans cuz i know what it gonna be called ^.^ its gonna be so funny :) hope u found this reviwe helpfull!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasgreat! I would reccomend it to 9 to 12 year olds. If you have read the first book, you will fall head over heels for this one. The one flaw is that some parts are more for girls and there is a bit of romance. For all teachers this probably is not the best read-aloud book because as i said, there are some parts that are mostly for girls. I hope this review was helpful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG SUCH A GREAT BOOK PLUS THRU SKOOL I GET TO MEET THE AUTHOR ROB BUYEA CANT WAIT!!!! ANY1 SHOULD READ THIS GREAT BOOK!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait for this book to cme out. So pumped:)heart. Keep writing Rob Buyea!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way inappropriate for ages 9-13. I wanted to read it since my class LOVED the first book. How disappointing. Maybe mention things like this once but to keep it up made me uncomfortable so I paraphrased the rest of the book. For fifth grade, it was just "too much". Here's why: Vodka, alcohol, cigarettes Bras, sexy clothing Periods Stuffing bras and breasts Kissing "love interests" All are developmental but not for ten year olds. I was very disappointed in this book. Doesn't hold a candle to the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently read the first book with my class, and the day we finshed it and read in one day. That is how good it is. The reason I bought it was because my teacher said it had muture content. GREAT book!!!!! I wish there was a 3rd book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so touching and made you think about each charactors life and what it would be like to put yourself in their shoes and take a walk. You never want to put this book down. Rob really knows how to write a good book. This book has the most inteesting twist in it that know one would expect
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TWO THUMBS UP AND ALL TEN TOES AND MY KNEES AND ALL OF THE CELLS IN MY BODY APROVE THEY ALL WERE BLOWN AWAY BY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only ten years old and this is the the best book ever!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really recomend this book to other kids it is really trully amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lved this book it really shows what sixth grade can really be like.I recomnd this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not all the way thourgh but i like it so far and does anyone else agree that its hard th read jessicas chapter?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a verygood one. I happened to read because of Mr. Turupt . I loved it so much that when i saw this book at BN i imidetly looked on my nook and glad that i could get it! This book has a great story line and teaches you lots of good.leson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book with some mature content for girls. I reccomend reading it if you are fourth grade or above. - &phone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think before you read this book you should read the first book Because of Mr.Terupt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was even better then the first! It is funny, sad, and the best book I have ever read. If you liked the first book, I am pretty sure you'll love this one. I strongly suggest this book not to boys, and that you're past the fith grade. My personel age reccomendations for this book is twelve through whatever! Even adults would love this book. This book is an easy five stars. If I had to describe this book in one sentence, it would be: it is a truly surprising book, it had a lot going on in it, and is the best book I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad funny Beutifuly written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing book! i loved it soo much! I reccomend this book to ONLY GIRLS from ages 10-14. Why? Well because if you dont know about life youll learn some new info. Anyway, BUY THIS FRICKIN BOOK --- WAIT SHHHH! I DONT WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SECOND THOUGHTS ARE JUST BUY IT. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book. His book had great value. I realy appetiate the charecter develepment, but think the book is for children of high reading levl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I think its for ages 11 and up!! Its hilllarious too!! YOU SHOULD READ IT!!!!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I read this in 5th grade. I am noow in 6th. I loved it. It was the besst book I ever read.