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Orbiting Jupiter, by Gary D. Schmidt

piledriverwaltz's review against another edition

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2.0

This book was too short. It was like reading long summary of a book. I felt sorry for Joseph, but at the same time I didn't really get to know him, so I didn't feel too sad at the end.

abbyelizabeth's review against another edition

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5.0

Schmidt does it again. Holy cow. Although it's a short read, it's heartbreaking.

pjv's review against another edition

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challenging emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

4.0


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zzz999's review against another edition

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5.0

Awww, this was such a bittersweet little book. I loved it so much I finished in a day. The writing was amazing - I felt like I was there in each scene. I also loved that at least for me, the plot wasn’t predictable so that was pretty cool

kammon's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

thebookoftrinity's review against another edition

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emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated

5.0

alaatunen's review against another edition

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4.0

this was really sad

mxndy2408's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

c4itlyn0's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

a beautiful, heart-wrenching, and powerful story about family, love, loyalty, camaraderie, and friendship. though set in the heart of winter in maine, this book will warm your heart and rip it to pieces simultaneously. joseph brook and his story will definitely stick with you long after finishing this short, but impactful and beautiful read. would highly recommend! 

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esme123's review

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emotional funny relaxing

3.5