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Goodbye Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea (reviewed by Mia)
Peter, Alexia (aka Lexie), Luke, Danielle, Jeffrey, Anna, and Jessica, have finally made
it to eighth grade, but they are all having a bit of trouble adjusting to the new year. Their
beloved friend and former teacher, Mr. Terupt is going through quite a bit as well with
his new daughter, Hope, and “Baby Terupt Number Two”on the way. The seven friends
will participate in many “projects” throughout the year, and manage to stick together
through them all. This magnificent story will give you an inside look at what these kids’
year was like–even if in the end it means saying goodbye to Mr. Terupt.
Let me just say that Goodbye Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea, is an amazing read!
First off, as you may realize once you start reading this book, there are a few details
missing–that is because this is the fourth book of the Mr. Terupt Book Series. (If you do
decide to read this book I definitely recommend reading the other three books first.) 🙂
Overall, I really liked how this book was broken up. I enjoyed that we could see each
narrator’s point of view of the situation they were in, and what they thought of the other
characters. I think my favorite character, though, had to be Lexie. Don’t get me wrong, I
love all the characters, but Lexie’s sass and enthusiasm was a real help to lighten the
mood in those awkward parts of the book, although sometimes she can be a little over
the top. All the characters in this book develop stronger relationships with one another,
even when they do things that they could later end up regretting, which I find to be
amazing, as they have been friends since fifth grade. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who wants a great book for school or just for fun!
I hope you enjoy Goodbye Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea, as much as I did!