Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

A book review by Faith Thompson


When Jack learns that he’s going to have a new foster brother, he’s eager to help him. But Joseph, age 14, has a unique set of problems — he has a four-month-old daughter. He has never met her, and that’s all he wants. Her name is Jupiter, and when the foster care people let slip who is taking care of her, Joseph and Jack will stop at nothing to find her so Joseph can meet her.

I picked this book because it is set in Maine. It’s funny at times, heartbreaking at times, and very fresh and real. If you like books that tear at your insides, this is a good one.


Find it in APL TEEN New Books YA FIC Schmidt, G.