I read Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt the other night. I could NOT put it down. The pages turned themselves. Then I got to the end. And threw the book across the room.
I can't tell you much about the book, really. The advance press tells you all you need to know about the story.
There is this. Married to a caseworker who spent most of his working life in Children and Youth, I hate books with social workers in them, because most social workers are portrayed as uncaring. The social worker in THIS book is freaking awesome. Really, she's wonderful. Thank you for that, Gary D. Schmidt.
Foster parents also get a bad rap. These foster parents are so wonderful. Thanks again, Mr. Schmidt.
Indeed, there is so much about this book that I loved. I still threw it across the room. Read it please and tell me if you agree I had the right to do that.