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.
Description taken from Goodreads.
Honestly, I would much rather go with BECAUSE OF MR.TERUPT. If you have a kid or you are a kid who enjoyed BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT then I wouldn’t read this book. I would read something like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID or the CHARLIE JOE JACKSON books.
Here’s the thing: the writing wasn’t bad in this story. The plot wasn’t bad. We didn’t really see enough of Mr.Terupt for it to be justified that Mr.Terupt is in the title, but enough of him that the book was somewhat about him. It wasn’t only that, but this story was so spread out among so many characters that I really didn’t think that any of the characters went in-depth. Then there were a lot of instances in this story that made the book both awkward and not really along the lines of having a good lesson at the end.
Basically what I’m saying is that this is a girly, stuff-your-bra and get your period (yes, both of these things happen in this book) or teacher book that is disguised as a classroom slice of life. This book really wasn’t for me, and I couldn’t bring myself to finish it. I would much rather recommend the first book in this series, or the books mentioned before. 1.5 stars.
pg count for the hardback: 368
Series: Mr. Terupt #2