Finding Jupiter

By Kelis Rowe

A fresh, contemporary love story from a stand-out new voice in YA.

What if Romeo & Juliet took place in Memphis in 2022? Ray has no time for romance. She's queen of the roller rink, she writes found poetry, and she’s got her eyes set on her own independent future. Besides, she’s seen what loving someone too much – and losing them – can do to a person. Orion, on the other hand, would like to be smooth with the girls. Just once. He looks like the jock his father wants him to be, but really he’s a hopeless romantic. When he spots Ray at the rink, it feels like the stars have aligned. But now it seems like something in their families' past will stand in their way, and cross their stars forever... An honest, unpredictable, funny and heartbreaking dual-POV story of love that readers will fall head over heels for.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529500639
  • Published: 02 Jun 2022
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 336

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Customer reviews


'Strong characterisation and warm emotional depth mark out this uplifting YA debut.' Guardian

'Self-affirming and deeply moving. Rowe tenderly reminds us that it takes courage to love and love to heal. ' J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony

'Through a blend of prose and found poetry, this novel thoughtfully explores the impact of absence on love. An emotional debut that celebrates the joy that comes from healing. ' Kirkus Reviews

'A sparkling debut! This fun, page-turning summer romance is packed with tenderness, insight, and hope. ' Liara Tamani, author of All the Things We Never Knew

'A relevant, heartwarming love story for a generation—it will gut you and then put you back together again. ' Kristen R. Lee, author of Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

'I have nothing but praise for this tale. Rowe has written with passion, delivering an amazing novel which highlighted key themes of teenage fever, first love, fate, redemption, and the importance of maintaining healthy relationships.' Reading Time

'This is such a beautiful portrayal of young love, about two young people, hesitant at first, but who come to realise that each other is ‘the one’. Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe is a wonderful new contemporary novel about Black teens. The novel speaks for love, trust, honesty, and communication. Kelis Rowe is clearly a rising young author to watch out for.' Read Plus

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