What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I Had Forgotten

Just how good Rob Buyea is. Because of Mr. Terupt was his first book and Mr. Terupt Falls Again is the sequel, even though it is marketed as a companion piece. I'm not sure why, because it truly is a sequel. And it's great. You should read them in order, so you can get to know the characters- all 6th graders this year in Mr. T's class. The book is told from multiple POVs an fits together so well. Now I know there were complaints that the material wasn't appropriate for 4th graders and I guess so, but I think it is fine for 5th graders and the kids in the book are 6th graders. I don't know why you'd think it was automatically for 4th graders anyway. The truth is though- there are a lot of 4th graders who know exactly what this kind of material is all about. In fact I don't know what material was so inappropriate for 4th graders. I just thought that the kids were all different and some were mature and some weren't and well isn't that just like life.

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