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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8Y5.169837
"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

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on July 14, 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385743556
ISBN-13: 9780385743556
28 Book Reviews
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  • cats20090
    cats20090Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm55 stars
    This is an amazing book that really shows what a great teacher can do to you, even when he is in a coma. I love this book so much, it is emotionally moving, and makes me cry every time I read it.
    • awesome_actress
      awesome_actressMonday, May 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm44 stars
      It wasn't as good as the 1st or 2nd ones, but it was very addicting. I would definitely read it if I were you.
      • jasimine209
        jasimine209Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:48 am55 stars
        it was a awsome.
        • playpuses_rock
          playpuses_rockThursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm
          I am in the middle of this book. So far it is completely amazing. I decided to read this book because I read the rest of the series and I loved them. I would advise that younger audiences refrain from reading this, as there are some themes that some ages should not be exposed to by if you're looking for a great read, I would definitely recommend this book. I got attached to these kids and the special bond they share with their teacher Mr. Terupt makes them unique and special. The lessons he teaches are important and this whole series could teach you all the lessons you need to know.
          • Chase SchriverWednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 am
            What is the plot?
            • supreme
              supremeWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm55 stars
              I think it is a good book because it is well written and has a good moral
              • siri
                siriFriday, November 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm44 stars
                nice book!
                • CoolnessFriday, November 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                  I want to read the 4th book
                  • scarlett14Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:41 am
                    I have only read because of Mr. Terupt and Saving Mr. Terupt but both were incredible!
                    • yoyo6520
                      yoyo6520Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:50 am55 stars
                      This book is super heartwarming and is good for the whole family to read together. It's about a special teacher who almost dies and brings his whole class to be one happy family.