Title: Because of Mr. Terupt
Author: Rob Buyea
Reviewed by: Sean B., Grade V
In the start of grade 5, a new teacher named Mr.Terupt comes and
teaches the class. Halfway through the year, the kids are playing in the snow. One kid named Peter threw a snowball because everyone was throwing snow on him. It hit Mr.Terupt and gave him a coma.
The setting is in a school in Connecticut and the time is present.
One main character is Jeffery. He is not very loved by his parents because they had him just to save his brother, Michael, who has special needs and is very sick. Jeffrey is very kind around kids with special needs. Jeffery reminds me of myself because I have a brother with severe autism.
I would recommend this book because it is very interesting and it teaches you a lot about special needs.
Review by Seth J., Grade V
This book is about a group of 5th grade students who attend Snow Hill elementary school. The name of their teacher is Mr. Terupt. The book is told through the point of view of each student. It provides the reader with an understanding of different types of personalities and how to deal with them.
From reading this book, I have learned that the way people present themselves to you, is not always their true personality. For example, one of the characters was very mean to other students because she was really hurting inside. In the end, she turned out to be a kind person.
One of the characters I can relate to is Luke. He is a serious student who tries to do his best. I think Luke learned to be more understanding of others.
What I liked most about this book is how the students came together to solve each others problems. I would recommend this book to someone who feels they are in need of better social skills or need help dealing with conflict.
Author: R.J. Palacio
Reviewed by: Sean B., Grade V
Rating: ***** "AWESOME!!!!"
Wonder is about a little boy named August, his nickname is Auggie, and he has a deformed face. He has many life challenges and he overcomes them. He goes to school for the first time when he is ten years old. He gets made fun of a lot. I think the main message is that it doesn't matter what is on the outside of you but on the inside.
The setting is in North River Heights in New York City. It is in the present time.
One main character is Jack Will. He is a friend to August, and he is one of the few people who accept him. He is an enemy to the bully of the grade, Julian. At one time, he says some mean stuff about August. He didn't really mean what he said. They became friends again. In the end, Jack, August, and a girl name Summer, made everyone like August even if he is deformed.
I would recommend this book so you can learn to accept people how they are. It is also very interesting and it is very long and adventurous.
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