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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 4n/a3.737164

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 and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.

Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.

"The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred

"This powerful and emotional story is likely to spur discussion."--Publishers Weekly

"No one is perfect in this feel-good story, but everyone benefits, including sentimentally inclined readers."--Kirkus Reviews

"Compelling. . . . Readers will find much to ponder on the power of forgiveness."--Booklist

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on October 12, 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 038573882X
ISBN-13: 9780385738828
165 Book Reviews
  • gomyfuneluti
    gomyfunelutiabout 2 months55 stars
    By Rob Buyea Because of Mr. Terupt Luke is a smart one, Lexi is the mean one, Peter is a good jokester. Danielle is very insecure, Jessica is the new girl in her class. Anna is the loner in her class, and Jeffery has a lot of problems at home. These are all students in the new teacher's classroom, Mr. Terupt. Then one day Mr. Terupt has an accident that changes everything. The whole part 2 is about how each kid deals with it and learns from it. I would recommend this book to people who like a bunch of characters.
    • gomyfuneluti
      gomyfunelutiabout 2 months55 stars
      By Rob Buyea Because OF Mr. Terupt Luke is a smart one, Lexi is the mean one, Peter is a good jokester. Danielle is very insecure, Jessica is the new girl in her class. Anna is the loner in her class, and Jeffery has a lot of problems at home. These are all students in the new teacher's classroom, Mr. Terupt. Then one day Mr. Terupt has an accident that changes everything. The whole part 2 is about how each kid deals with it and learns from it. I would recommend this book to people who like a bunch of characters.
      • ollieboo
        ollieboo2 months55 stars
        Such a good book. The kids in the book learn what it means to be a good friend and student. Mr. Terupt is a very special teacher. I was instant;y hooked.
        • glorii
          glorii7 months55 stars
          This book is AMAYZING! I found it very funny and is one of my favorite books of all time. I love Alexia and she Matures over times in the book so I recommend it for 8+!
          • twelfth_night
            twelfth_night7 months44 stars
            This is a amazing book, funny, witty, and incredibly well put together!
            • moonlight2011
              moonlight20117 months55 stars
              alexia is so cool actually
              • greyaxe
                greyaxe7 months55 stars
                I have the book at home and have read it so many times.
                • greyaxe
                  greyaxe7 months55 stars
                  This is so amazing!!!
                  • lily891
                    lily8917 months
                    Because of Mr Terupt follows the lives of 7 people and 1 teacher. The book is about 7 student who hate each other until Mr Terupt comes along. Mr Terupt is not like most teacher, he makes everything from math to science different ..... and fun and .... more interesting! He helps the class learn to trust each other and be there for each other , because they'll need it. One day it happens, the day everything changed, their beloved teacher, Mr Terupt falls into a coma. Everyone comes together to weep for him and to pray for him, the accident also opened the eyes of the students and their family, because of Mr Terupt. This is one of my favorite books would definitely recommend.
                    • olivia891
                      olivia8917 months55 stars
                      Because of Mr Terupt is a great book in my opinion. This book is about 7 specific students who are in a teacher named Mr Terupt that they love as a teacher. Mr Terupt is not like all teachers, he is kind and loves all his students. He does things differently but in a good way. I love the way how every chapter tells you who point of view is it. Beacause of Mr Terupt book is very interesting and good, I would definitely read this again and buy the next ones, its great!