Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt and The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Orbiting Jupiter 

This book moved me – I mean truly moved me. It is such a touching story that made me smile, chuckle, frown and get angry, and cry. This is all I have to say –  all I can say. Not because I don’t have a lot to say, but because it would be very difficult to put all my thoughts into a review, and even if I could get all my thoughts into the post, I’d risk spoiling at least half the book.

The Start of Me and You

Though I didn’t read it in one sitting, I totally adored The Start of Me and You. I loved Paige and her friends –  admittedly, I found Kayleigh a bit annoying off the bat, but she grew on me-, and Ryan and Max, Ryan’s slightly nerdy cousin, who is just the sweetest guy in my eyes (going on everything I learnt about him and the image I built in my mind) – I would definitely have had a crush on him if I’d been at their school; Max is my favourite character by far, followed closely by Paige.

It’s a lovely story that touches on the subjects of grief, true unwavering friendship, and among other things, uncertain and budding love -though that isn’t a main part of the story, more a…secondary, underlining subject.

Have you read either of these two? If you have what did you think? Feel free to voice your opinions in the comments below – but please be civil when commenting, especially if you didn’t like it.

Stay true to yourself, and don’t ever let anyone deter you from the course you wish to take.

Kath xoxo

Next post: What not to do if you turn invisible by Ross Welford and The Summer of Serendipity by Ali McNamara

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