Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Told in seven first-person perspectives, the kids in Mr. Terupt's
5th-grade class chronicle the first year with their new teacher.
When tragedy strikes, the kids lives are changed forever.
They each must overcome a personal challenge, and the tragedy
that befalls their class helps them do so. In the middle of it all is the
beloved Mr. Terupt, a young first-year teacher whose energy and
spirit serve to inspire his class immensely. A one-sitting read,
Rob Buyea's debut is the first of many excellent books to come.