Saturday, July 15, 2017
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Despite struggles at school and home, Jack and Joseph eventually gain each other's trust, create a life-long friendship and discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires. Just when Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past. Jack narrates a hopeful, yet tragic story that will give readers a fresh perspective on the unfairness of judging other people. This is a heartfelt story about a boy doing his best in bad circumstances and the people who recognize his worth and go out of their way to help him. A good read for lovers of realistic fiction.
Orbiting Jupiter has been nominated for the 2017-2018 Golden Sower Award.