To me, books are everything, pure and simple.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

I know, in my heart of hearts, that books have changed my life. My mother taught my brother and me that we were no better than anyone else. But no one was better than us. No matter what. To Kill a Mockingbird proved that to me in a way that she couldn't.
Books have let me experience things that I literally cannot. Or let me live through things I would never WANT to or should HAVE to. Books have shown me empathy, tolerance, compassion, kindness, and understanding. They've shown me that I am not the only one, and the "what ifs".
Some books make you feel EVERY single emotion possible. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt is one of these.
Here's all you need to know about the story: A rural family fosters a 14 year old who almost killed a teacher. It's the "why's" you'll want to discover.
Don't read the book jacket....don't read reviews....they ALL give away too much! Just pick it up, start reading and you won't want to stop until it's finished.
I'm so glad that I've found another author who excels at putting words together in a way like no other. I WILL be reading more of his!