Review: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

What is the name of your favorite teacher? I am spoilt because almost all of my teachers are and have been very nice. But there is one teacher in particular that I like the most because she is very kind, stays calm in any situation, motivates her students to give their best and is also fun.

This book is also about a great teacher.

What is this book all about?
There is a new teacher in grade 5 at Snow Hill School. He is called Mr. Terupt.
But Mr. Terupt is not the only new face. There is also a new girl called Jessica. She comes from California and is very nice.
And then there is the rest of the class: Peter, Luke, Alexia, Danielle, Anna and Jeffrey. They don’t like each other very much but everyone likes Mr. Terupt.
He is teaching them more than just Math and English. They learn about friendship, responsibility and respect.
Mr Terupt had a hook in the ceiling of the classroom. Everytime one of his students did something very good, he puts a link to the chain hanging of the hook. And as soon as the chain reaches the ground, they had one day where they can do anything they want.
When the big day came it snowed and everyone wanted to go outside to have a snowball fight. But then a terrible accident happened. Mr. Terupt got hit by a snowball and fell into a coma.
Of course the kids where shocked and now have to show what lessons they had learned from their teacher.
What will happen to the kids and will Mr. Terupt come back? You have to read to find out!

How did I like the book?
I liked the book a lot because Mr. Terupt changed the lives of seven students in a good way.

Who is this book for?
This book is for kids 8 years and older.

Rating: 10/10

Review: Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs

I hope you all had a great Christmas break. Happy new year! Welcome 2021!

2020 was not the greatest year, but this quote I wanted to share, because it is a very good explanation of last year: “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” I personally found 2020 pretty good except Corona/Covid-19 of course. The virus also had good things to it – like everyone learned to have more responsibility than normal and we learned a lot about technology, whether at distance schooling or work. It was also very nice to have more time with my family and of course I had loads of time to read.

My motto for 2021 is: #1 Stay positive. #2 Be respectful to everyone.

Because of the virus we didn’t go away during the break and we only went out to play tennis or to go for walks or biking – so I spent pretty much time inside reading. This book my parents got me as a present on Christmas eve. After reading the Funjungle and Spy School novels and also part of the Moon Base Alpha series, I have to say this book is the best book Stuart Gibbs ever created! I loved it a lot and I got into trouble a couple of times because it was so hard to stop reading to have family dinner or lunch or breakfast or what so ever. I pretty much read it in one go because it was soooo good.

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Review: Ein Fall für die schwarzen Pfoten: Der Tiger ist los! von Benedikt Weber

Chaos und Panik in Hommelsdorf. Kevin-Jerome, der Tiger aus dem Zoo ist ausgebrochen. Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? Ein neuer Fall für die schwarzen Pfoten.

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Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This awesome book is really special to me because a good friend of mine gave it to me. It is his favourite book.

So, what is it all about?
Auggie is new at middle school. Before he was home schooled because he looked like he was in a terrible fire. Which he wasn’t. He was just born that way. He had to take 24 surgeries.

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Review: The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett

Remember Yawnee Valley? The place where you find More Crows than people? This is the third book of the series “The Terrible Two” or “Miles und Niles” how it is called in German.

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Review: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

There used to be a free desk in the class room and then Ahmet came.
He was a very serious, shy and quiet guy but Alexa and her friends Josie, Tom and Michael made him feel welcome.

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