A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. He was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher. Or so the rumours say. But Jack and his family see something others in town don’t want to.
What’s more, Joseph has a daughter he’s never seen. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby – no matter the cost. (From: Goodreads)
Title: Orbiting Jupiter
Author: Gary E. Schmidt
Genres: middle grade, contemporary
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Children’s, 2015
*I’ve received this book as an ARC from Penguin Random House UK Children’s through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
⭐⭐⭐⭐+1 Greater Stars
‘Jackie,’ he said.
‘Jack,’ I said.
The cover of this book is just so beautiful. Although I always say that I don’t judge a book by its cover, I’m drawn to books with pretty covers 20%. The other 80%, I’m drawn to books with awesome titles. This book has both and more!
The whole story took place in the countryside. The farm life seems nice. I’m a city kid and I hate city. I so want to breathe some country air.
It’s a story about friendship and greater love and it…tore me apart…Yes, it did! The twist came strike into my face so suddenly that I hadn’t seen it coming. Wow! I mean, only one book has ever done this to me. And I’m not talking about The Book Thief or All The Bright Places.
The only thing that messed with my head a lot during the reading was baby daddy. Seriously, baby daddy instead of the TV show. Joseph was only thirteen when he became a father! Whaaaaaaat? Childhood murdering! You should enjoy your childhood before you’re too old to be young.
I recommend this book to everyone. You might cry. I don’t know because I didn’t. I’m not a crier and I’m sort of heartless. But still…this book staked a stick through me.
That’s all for my review of Orbiting Jupiter by Gary E. Schmidt. I hope you liked it.
Have you read this book? Let me know what you think!
Have a nice day and I’ll see you next time. Bye ~ 👋