The Best Book I Ever Read!
Orbiting Jupiter is told by Jack, however, the story focuses more on Joseph. Joseph is 14 and he has a daughter named Jupiter, whom Joseph is searching for. The story takes place around a year AFTER Jupiter was born, and in one part tells the story of Joseph's relationship with Jupiter's mother. It is VERY VERY not descriptive of sexual relations. In fact, it may even leave some readers in the dark by how nondescriptive it is. It literally says "and they went back inside under the red woolen blanket." That's all. Joseph's father is, however, a violent character. There is a scene where a gun is involved, but not fired. There is a fight scene that is not very descriptive, and only somewhat violent. Jack, particularly, is a great role model. He sticks with Joseph through hard times until the end, and is a very determined character. Joseph is determined to find his daughter Jupiter as well, and Joseph waiting for Jupiter is described by Jack as "he stood there as if he would wait until the world ended, which he probably would." It is TRAGIC and HEART-BREAKING. It was the first book that actually made me cry. Throughout the whole story, my eyes watered, but I didn't really cry until I read the last two chapters. As for swearing, the only swear I remember is "hell," and it was only used once or twice. I read Orbiting Jupiter in one sitting, for about two hours. I could NOT put it down. I am happy to say it was the best book I've ever read in my entire lifetime.