Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Orbiting Jupiter is a heartbreaking and powerful novel that explores real life issues. I read it in one setting because it was impossible to put down. At thirteen, Joseph has faced many hardships. He’s been kicked out of school, incarcerated, and separated from his daughter Jupiter. In fact, Joseph has never seen Jupiter, but he … Continue reading Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

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Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the queen of storytelling. Her unique characters and captivating tales create stories that stay with us long after we finish them. She first stole my heart in Because of Winn-Dixie, illuminated my world in The Tale of Despereaux, and has now reminded me of the power of friendship in Raymine Nightingale. Raymie … Continue reading Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo