Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

Mar 2nd, 2017 2018 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Orbiting Jupiter is a realistic fiction novel narrated by 12-year-old Jack about his family taking in a 14-year-old foster kid named Joseph, who just came from the Stone Mountain juvenile detention center. Everyone in the small town thinks Joseph is a hoodlum and they treat him very poorly, even the principal. Only Jack, his family, and a couple teachers (including Doug Swiatek’s brother who came…

All Fall Down (book review)

Oct 27th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter This is a suspenseful mystery novel taking place in Adria, a presumably European country with ancient roots but now in current times. Grace comes to live with her grandfather, who is the American ambassador in Adria. Embassy Row is the long strip of road that is lined with the embassies from many different countries. Grace’s “America”…

Daughter of Deep Silence (book review)

Oct 11th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan Daughter of Deep Silence is a contemporary realistic fiction for teens that is dark, dramatic and impassioned. Frances and Libby meet and become fast friends on a cruise with their families. Frances also meets and falls in love with Grey, a wealthy senator’s son. One night the boat is attacked. Frances hides in the dumbwaiter she and Grey…

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave (book review)

Sep 16th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne Alfie’s dad volunteered to serve in the British army to fight in World War I the first day available. His family was not happy about Georgie volunteering, but he thought maybe he’d be put in a better position than if he was drafted. This is all when Alfie was 5. Now, Alfie is 9. Georgie…