An only child 12 year
Jack is in grade when his family takes in 14 year old Joseph as a foster child Joseph has just been released from a stint in a juvenile detention center when he joins the family on their small farm in rural Maine What they ve been told is this Joseph doesn t like to be touched not to ever approach him from behind he was in Stone Mountain for trying to kill a teacher and he s a father to a baby girl he s never been allowed to meet What "They Don T Know "don t know the events leading up to all this Told through Jack s voice this novel is sure to captivate bothOld Jack Is In
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL READERSschool and high school readers strong themes around abuse neglect bullying and most importantly the restorative and healing ower of love Spoi. The two time Newbery Honor winner Gary D Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph a father at thirteen who has never seen his daughter Jupiter After spending tim. .
Ler alert don t finish this book in ublic and have tissue ready I bought Orbiting Jupiter because "it is the book being used for the Global Read Aloud this October 2016 I "is the book being used for the Global Read Aloud this October 2016 I to read it aloud to my grade 7 class and connect with other classes around the worldI just finished reading the book myself The story deals with some mature issues that most of my students will never have to face It is a reminder of how we shouldn t ass judgement on others especially when we don t fully understand the circumstancesI highly recommend it Gary D Schmidt has done it again His books are always captivating and emotionally wrenching but at a level that young eople can really get into Orbiting Jupiter is no exception though instead of being aimed. E in a juvenile facility hes laced with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine Here Joseph damaged and withdrawn meets twelve year old Jack who narrates the account. At middle grade kids it is definitely for high school age teens My own kids can t wait to get their hands on itLife seems to have thrown Joseph Brook under the bus He s lost his girlfriend they took away his baby and he s been jailed After a long line of tragedies he has finally ended up living on a farm with a foster family Joseph doesn t trust anyone any and unfortunately many at his new school feel the same way about him But Jack Joseph s foster brother sees something in him and won t let Joseph get beaten down "or lose hope Jack has Joseph s back and he means "lose hope Jack has Joseph s back and he means help Joseph find his infant daughter no matter whatI m not ashamed to admit that I totally cried at the
end it was a very good book itIt was a very good book It such a sad ending Amazing rea. Of the troubled assionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost In this riveting novel two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it reuires.
Gary D Schmidt