By: Gary D. Schmidt
Length: 192 pages
A beautifully written tale of friendship, love, and second chances, Orbiting Jupiter is one of the best books I have ever read. The book follows twelve year old Jack (Jackson) Hurd, the average kid living in the Midwest, whose family takes in a fourteen-year-old foster child named Joseph. Joseph is withdrawn, running from a tumultuous past that is rapidly catching up to him.
This book is on the shorter side, but it is an emotional rollercoaster and an excellent read. I loved it because even though it was fairly concise, it was a wonderful story.
Reviewed by Emma, 2024