Teen Book Club

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt (4 reviews)

Pilar, 14
Gary Schmidt
Orbiting Jupiter

Late into the night I could not stop thinking about this book. I was absorbed in it from the moment I picked it up. Orbiting Jupiter is captivating and heart wrenching. I was able to read it in one sitting. There was many plot twist that kept you engrossed to the very end. This book is enticing with its characters and central idea. I recommend Orbiting Jupiter for anyone who is interested in a deeply moving book.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Daniel, 17
Gary  D.  Schmidt
Orbiting  Jupiter
Houghton  Mifflin  Harcourt 2015

Orbiting Jupiter is an excellent and touching story about duty and what is important to us. The main character gets a foster brother who is separated from the two people that mean more to him than anyone else in the world: his true love and his daughter, Jupiter. The foster brother thinks that it is the most important thing in the world to see his baby daughter. At school his new brother is bullied and an outcast but the more he learns about him, the more their brotherly love grows. This is an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone, especially someone looking for hope.

     This book is written so that the characters seem real and the events feel like they are really happening. It is definitely the best book I have read this year!

Tim  J., 14
Gary  D.  Schmidt
Orbiting  Jupiter
Houghton  Mifflin  Harcourt 2015

  In  ORBITING  JUPITER  a  young  man  come  to  live  with  a  family  on  a  farm,   the  family  doesn't  know  much  about  him  exept  he  almost  killed  a  teacher  and  he  has  a  daughter  he  has  never  met.  Soon  they  come  to  love  him  as  if  he  was  there  family  but  he  still wants  to  find  his  real  one.  Great  story!  shows  the  true  value  of  a  family's  love!

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

I  would  like  to  be  in  the  drawing  for  this  book  at  the  end  of  the  year.
Molly, 14
Gary D. Schmidt
Orbiting Jupiter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Overall I enjoyed Orbiting Jupiter, though it is a book for older audiences. It is a book that will suck you right in.Filled with tragedy and new hope as you go on an adventure with Joseph and Jack.  

Rating: 4 Better than most

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