Monday, December 3, 2012

Mr. Terupt Falls Again by Rob Buyea

This title scared me.  In the last book I read, Mr. Terupt almost died from a head wound, and I was fearful this might mean bad news.  However, it's not that kind of fall...

Delacorte Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I am impressed by the way Mr. Buyea writes.  He puts you right in the minds of his middle graders and there is a feel of authenticity about their conversations and desires.  He brings his own classroom experience into the books.  I also like the way he "title drops" Newbery winners through out the book.  If you aren't sure what kind of books to get your child, this book can serve as a guide.  He offers lots of good old classics that stand up to the test of time.

Mr. Terupt does fall again, but you'll need to read the story to see how.  His play on words is most appropriate. 

These stories are easy to read and entertaining.  Middle school readers will enjoy them and relate to the characters.  Why not give your young reader both books for Christmas so they can follow this class on their journey to adulthood?

Happy reading.  

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