Jack has Joseph’s back in every circumstance. Despite the fact Joseph has arrived in Jack’s rural town with knowledge of his past pulsating like a carbuncle, Jack, and his parents, are there for him. From teaching him to milk a cow, ice skate on the pond, ride bareback, to making sure there’s hot chocolate rather than coffee in his mug, or walking the two miles to and from school alongside him to avoid the heckles of the bus driver-Joseph is offered a chance. He can watch for Jupiter, be loved, and have hope of a future.
This is what the best writing looks like. It doesn’t matter that it’s a YA novel.’Orbiting Jupiter’ is an outstanding novel. It forced me to continue reading it at 4:00 in the morning. What a wise decision. What a wonderful reading experience.