"Orbiting Jupiter" is an interesting coming of age novel about a thirteen year old who has had a very troubled life. Joseph has led a troubled life, from getting a girl pregnant at age thirteen to running away from foster home after foster home. He ends up with a kind family where he learns what the true meaning of brotherhood and family means.
I really enjoyed this book and the message that the author had behind it. There was a lot of struggle for the young man that seemed a little bit excessive but there is most definitely issues like this in real life that we don't think about in our daily lives. This was a very easy read and would recommend this book for fifth grade on up.