This is a charming story of an inspiring 5th grade teacher. It is told through 7 narrators, all students in the same class. While they are sometimes cheesy, and maybe stereotypical, I thought their individual stories and perspectives were great. I really enjoyed this book!
Because of mr. terupt deals with some grown-up issues like divorce, teen pregnancy, special needs students, guilt and death. But they are all treated and discussed very age appropriately for the characters and the audience. I passed this on to both my 13 year old and 11 year old sons and they both thought it was a really good book. I think male and female readers in their age range will like it.
It's a quick read that deals with sadness and frustration, but is ultimately uplifting and happy!