Saving Mr. Terupt

Saving Mr. Terupt

Rob Buyea

Language: English

Pages: 386


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

"An exciting story about what really matters, Saving Mr. Terupt is warm, wise, and packed with hope."--JOAN BAUER, Newbery Honor Winner

The kids and their favorite teacher from Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again return for a third book in the funny, warmhearted series for fans of Wonder.

Seventh grade was going to be awesome. The only thing missing was Mr. Terupt.

The kids from Mr. Terupt’s fifth- and sixth-grade classes are entering their first year of junior high school. There’s a lot to be excited about, but there are new challenges, too. Peter and Jeffrey face tough competition on their wrestling team. Alexia has a disastrous first day of school, and that’s only the beginning. Anna is desperate for Charlie to propose to her mother—what is he waiting for?! Danielle isn’t feeling so well, but she's trying to tough it out, like Grandma. Trouble with a bully makes Luke dread going to school for the first time ever. And Jessica is waiting anxiously for an acceptance to a theater retreat in New York City.
     Everyone is missing Mr. Terupt. When a fight threatens to break up the group forever, they think their favorite teacher is the only one who can help them. But the kids soon find out that it’s Mr. Terupt who needs saving.
This novel includes extra content in the back of the book. Readers will find a Junior High Survival Guide with tips from the old gang!
"Buyea has a knack for making his character’s voices distinct. This offering will resonate with tween audiences seeking realistic stories with multifaceted characters. Fans of the “Terupt” novels will cheer as the Snow Hill crowd enters seventh grade, though this latest volume will also appeal to newcomers to the series."--School Library Journal

"This third in the series [is] as easy for new readers to pick up as it is for returning fans. A warmly gracious invitation to a convincing middle school world."--Kirkus Reviews 

"The individual personalities and abilities of Buyea’s characters emerge through their narratives as they tell about their interests and feelings, including moves from friendships to budding romantic relationships. Danielle’s narrative includes a scientific explanation of diabetes type one and her courageous attitude in learning how to manage her health. This is an engaging read with broad appeal.--VOYA, Recommended

From the Hardcover edition.












Isn’t that ironic? Had I known then about the lump coming my way, I wouldn’t have even cared. I would have happily dealt with that pimple every day if it meant I wouldn’t have had to worry about the other ugly mass that showed up. I entered December angry because of all that had happened with everyone, Anna especially. And then I suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Scott Winshall. The pain in my chest was heavy. But as time wore on, that weight began to lift—in one of those places, anyway.

it wasn’t like we were mad at each other. It was more like we didn’t know what to say. But I decided to call her anyway—after all, it was the holidays—and to my surprise she asked me to come over. She was getting ready to go to the restaurant, but had something she wanted to show me first. I worried she’d received the invitation that I had not. I heard the yipping before she even opened the door. Not only was I greeted by Lexie, but by her new companion as well. “Who’s this?” I said. “This is

asked, nodding at my papers. I swallowed. “Yes. Do you know him?” “My grandson, Kevin, is in his class this year,” Mrs. Cross said. “Best teacher he’s ever had. It’d be a terrible shame if he lost his job. Don’t you worry, I’ll be voting yes.” Suddenly, we were all smiles. “Thank you,” I said. “Good luck, kids. I’m rooting for you.” That was the thing about Mr. Terupt. After meeting him, even somebody as nasty as Mrs. Cross couldn’t help but love him and want to keep him. If we got the word

can sometimes. Dear Journal, I wrote those letters to the paper with renewed energy. Was it because I wanted to save Mr. Terupt? Yes, of course! I wanted my time with him to be everlasting. Remember? But I also found writing the letters made me feel closer to Dad. He’s still sending one a day. He hasn’t missed once. Mom still hasn’t opened any, and I have yet to reply, but they keep coming. Do you think it’s possible for a string of simple words, or simple acts, to eventually add up to

Because of Mr. Terupt. The books continue to reach classrooms near and far and have given Rob the opportunity to visit with students all over the country—something he loves to do. Rob spends his summers at Cape Cod enjoying family adventures, entertaining friends, and writing. You can visit him at

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