Mr. Terupt Falls Again (Mr. Terupt Series #2)

Mr. Terupt Falls Again (Mr. Terupt Series #2)

by Rob Buyea


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The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel.

Fifth-grade was full of unforgettable events for Mr. Terupt and his class at Snow Hill School. Seven students were particularly affected by Mr. Terupt. Now those seven students are back, and they've been granted the rare opportunity to send one more year with their beloved teacher before they graduate from elementary school. Peter's parents expect him to attend private school after sixth-grade, but Peter has plans to stay right where he is. Eager to grow up, Alexia gets in over her head with some older kids. Danielle suspects that her family is keeping a secret from her, and she's determined to find out what it is. Jeffrey makes a life-changing discovery. Curious about her teacher's past, Jessica uncovers startling details about Mr. Terupt. Anna finally decides she's ready for the truth about her absent dad. And Luke's keen observations lead to questions with unexpected answers. 

It's a roller coaster of a year as Mr. Terupt helps his students be the best they can be—and enlists their help to pull off an extra-special project. But will there be a happy ending for all?

"This sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real."—Kirkus Reviews

"A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307930460
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Series: Mr. Terupt Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 20,077
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rob Buyea taught third- and fourth-graders in Bethany, Connecticut, for six years before moving to Massachusetts, where he taught high school biology and coached wrestling for seven years at Northfield Mount Hermon. Mr. Terupt Falls Again is the companion novel to Because of Mr. Terupt and Saving Mr. Terupt. Currently, Rob is a full-time writer and lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife and three daughters.

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It was one of those farts that stunk so bad you could taste it. One of those that made your eyes water and forced you to tuck your nose under your shirt collar. It must have been hot and steamy coming out, because there’s no other explanation for its horrid stench. I know, it sounds like your classic silent-but-deadly—it wasn’t. Her fart ripped like a firecracker when it went off. That’s right—it wasn’t me! It was Lexie!

She dropped her stink bomb one day during the summer when we were helping Mr. T move our old classroom down to the sixth-grade annex. After last year, I wanted to spend all my time with Mr. T. I didn’t want a day to go by that I wasn’t with him. That’s why I spent my vacation helping him with the move. Besides, Mom and Dad weren’t around. They were working all the time—even in the summer, business called. And my older brother, Richard, was off doing his own thing, which was DJing. He had his own equipment and did small parties, birthdays mostly. It wasn’t like we needed the money, and Mom and Dad didn’t force him to get a job, but that’s what he did. He said it helped him get the girls.

Lexie and I weren’t the only ones choosing to hang with Mr. T. Anna and Ms. Newberry helped a lot, and Jeffrey showed up some, too. There weren’t a lot of other people around school in the beginning, just our custodians, office staff, and our principal, Mrs. Williams.

I was on my way to our classroom one morning and stopped to take a leak before heading upstairs. There was a bathroom around the corner from the office that no one ever used, a small bathroom with a single urinal and stall. I don’t know what possessed me, but I’ve always liked to mess around in bathrooms. Old habits die hard. I walked in and the stall door stared back at me with a funny look on its face.

“Hi‑ya!” I yelled, running and throwing a roundhouse karate kick at my target. I didn’t actually know martial arts, but I’d seen the move on TV. The door banged open and slammed shut after ricocheting off the wall.

“Ahh!” someone screamed.

Huh! I didn’t expect anybody to be in there. Like I said, no one ever uses this bathroom.

“Peter, I’m gonna kill you!” Jeffrey barged out of the stall. I had scared the snot out of him, all right—I could tell. He must have sprayed everywhere. He had wet spots all over his pants. I wanted to laugh, but Jeffrey glared at me.

I backed to the door. “I—I didn’t know you were in there. I swear.”

“You better grow eyes in the back of your head,” he warned.

I yanked the door open and hurried upstairs while Jeffrey stayed behind, probably to dry his pants. I got to work helping Mr. T.

If you’ve ever moved, then you know it’s all about boxes. Packing boxes, lifting boxes, and unpacking boxes. Boxes, boxes, and more boxes. After a while I got sick of them, so I tried cramming one with as much as I could fit, thinking that more stuff in each box would mean less boxes all together in the end. Luke, our class brainiac, would have been proud of my smarts. The problem was, I forgot about needing to lift the box after jamming it full of books and anything else I could get inside.

“Peter, you’ve got too much in there,” Anna warned. “You should take some stuff out.”

I liked Anna and all, but I wasn’t about to listen to a girl. I managed to pick the box up after almost getting a hernia, but then the stupid bottom fell out. I stood there like a dork, holding an empty cardboard box with junk all around my feet. Mr. T and Ms. Newberry got a good chuckle, and I know Anna had to bite her tongue.

After the super-heavy box strategy failed, I decided I’d take two normal-sized boxes and stack them one on top of the other. My idea was that two at once would lead to fewer box trips. Luke would have been proud again. The problem this time wasn’t that they were too heavy, but that I couldn’t see very well. I got the two lifted and started on my way, but I didn’t make it very far before I ran into one of the classroom desks. The corner hit me right in the you-know-what. I dropped the boxes and balled up on the ground, groaning and holding my privates. You’d think a boy would get some sympathy from a male teacher after an injury like that, but Mr. T had a funny way of showing he cared.

“Ahh, c’mon. You’re all right, Peter,” he said. “They’re just peanuts.”

Even with my injury, he made me smile. Of course everyone else thought it was hysterical, especially Lexie.

“Ohh, poor Peter’s peanuts,” she sang. “Hey, it’s a tongue twister. Poor Peter’s Peanuts. Poor Peter’s—”

“Okay, Lexie,” Mr. T said.

She thought it was a riot. She couldn’t stop laughing. And then she got to laughing so hard that she farted—right out loud! A real stinker! Served her right. Lexie turned bright red in the face. I wasn’t about to let her off easy by pretending nothing had happened.

“Oh my God!” I yelled.

“What now?” Mr. T asked, looking up from the box he had gone back to packing.

“Peter farted,” Lexie was quick to say.

“What! No way! That was you!” I was ready to wring her neck.

“That’s classic cover‑up, Peter,” she said. “Blaming someone else.”

“Are you nuts?!”

“We know you hurt your peanuts,” she said. “We’re sorry.”

“That’s enough, you two,” Mr. T said. “Someone farted. I don’t care who, just don’t do it again. It stinks.” He covered his nose with his shirt and so did a laughing Ms. Newberry.

Lexie flashed me her devil smile.

“Better go check your underwear after that one,” I whispered. The only good thing about her fart was that it somehow made me forget about my privates hurting.

And so went my summer: watch out for Jeffrey, deal with Lexie, and hang with Mr. T. I had a good time.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay well maybe not so speechless! This book is by far one of the best books that I have ever read! This one is even better than the first! OMG, I could write an entire 25 page essay about this book and I still wouldn'tbe able to fit all if my praise for this book into it! I hope and pray that there is a third one because my family is already tired of me reading talking about how great this one is!!! I would reccomend this book to anyone between the ages of 10 and 14. Like I said before, thus is a truely amazing book that must be read by all! Tis book definitely deserves 5 stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first one and reading the second one now!!!! I have heard tons of great things about this one!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so unbeliably good. It's hard to beat the first one but I think Rob did a pretty good job. The first book I would probably say for 8 to 12 year olds. This one would probably be for 11 to 14 year olds. Did anyone else find Jessica's way the chapters were written like an interview just a little annoying?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i would say its more of a middle school read like 6th grade and up - but i LOVED it! Mr.Buyea is sooooo my fave author and i cant wait for the next book! I dont wanna spill the beans cuz i know what it gonna be called ^.^ its gonna be so funny :) hope u found this reviwe helpfull!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasgreat! I would reccomend it to 9 to 12 year olds. If you have read the first book, you will fall head over heels for this one. The one flaw is that some parts are more for girls and there is a bit of romance. For all teachers this probably is not the best read-aloud book because as i said, there are some parts that are mostly for girls. I hope this review was helpful!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait for this book to cme out. So pumped:)heart. Keep writing Rob Buyea!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way inappropriate for ages 9-13. I wanted to read it since my class LOVED the first book. How disappointing. Maybe mention things like this once but to keep it up made me uncomfortable so I paraphrased the rest of the book. For fifth grade, it was just "too much". Here's why: Vodka, alcohol, cigarettes Bras, sexy clothing Periods Stuffing bras and breasts Kissing "love interests" All are developmental but not for ten year olds. I was very disappointed in this book. Doesn't hold a candle to the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently read the first book with my class, and the day we finshed it and read in one day. That is how good it is. The reason I bought it was because my teacher said it had muture content. GREAT book!!!!! I wish there was a 3rd book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so touching and made you think about each charactors life and what it would be like to put yourself in their shoes and take a walk. You never want to put this book down. Rob really knows how to write a good book. This book has the most inteesting twist in it that know one would expect
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only ten years old and this is the the best book ever!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really recomend this book to other kids it is really trully amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lved this book it really shows what sixth grade can really be like.I recomnd this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not all the way thourgh but i like it so far and does anyone else agree that its hard th read jessicas chapter?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a verygood one. I happened to read because of Mr. Turupt . I loved it so much that when i saw this book at BN i imidetly looked on my nook and glad that i could get it! This book has a great story line and teaches you lots of good.leson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book with some mature content for girls. I reccomend reading it if you are fourth grade or above. - &phone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think before you read this book you should read the first book Because of Mr.Terupt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was even better then the first! It is funny, sad, and the best book I have ever read. If you liked the first book, I am pretty sure you'll love this one. I strongly suggest this book not to boys, and that you're past the fith grade. My personel age reccomendations for this book is twelve through whatever! Even adults would love this book. This book is an easy five stars. If I had to describe this book in one sentence, it would be: it is a truly surprising book, it had a lot going on in it, and is the best book I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad funny Beutifuly written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing book! i loved it soo much! I reccomend this book to ONLY GIRLS from ages 10-14. Why? Well because if you dont know about life youll learn some new info. Anyway, BUY THIS FRICKIN BOOK --- WAIT SHHHH! I DONT WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SECOND THOUGHTS ARE JUST BUY IT. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book. His book had great value. I realy appetiate the charecter develepment, but think the book is for children of high reading levl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I think its for ages 11 and up!! Its hilllarious too!! YOU SHOULD READ IT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very powerful book better than first
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So crazy amazing, there is no dought that I will recomend this to all of my friends. This book is a page turner, it always leaves you wanting more. And all of the charicters are so well writen that you can relate to all of there lives. This is one of the best books I have ever read.