An American Library Association "Best Book for Young Adults"An International Reading Association "Young Adults' Choice"Deciding he has finally had enough abuse from his drunken father and is now determined to get away--any way he can--Davy discovers that he has the ability to teleport anywhere he... show more
An American Library Association "Best Book for Young Adults"An International Reading Association "Young Adults' Choice"Deciding he has finally had enough abuse from his drunken father and is now determined to get away--any way he can--Davy discovers that he has the ability to teleport anywhere he wants. So he "jumps" to New York City. But next he finds himself desperately short on cash, so he "jumps" into a bank vault. While living the high life in the Big City and testing the limits of his power, Davey makes another startling discovery--the mother whom he thought had abandoned him. But a new tragedy and other events plunge Davy into a dangerous and mysterious world of terrorists and government espionage. This time there may be no safe place for "the Jumper."
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 15th 1993
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
Series: Jumper (#1)
Just finished this one up yesterday, needless to say I liked it. I wasn't "wowed" by it, but it was good. It had more depth then most YA novels, with a few parts that were actually quite sad. One thing though...it had almost nothing to do with the movie! Not that I'm complaining, I liked the mov...
[Originally posted on tumblr on 15. August 2013] Did you guys ever see the movie ‘Jumper’ with Hayden Christensen?The book 'Jumper' by Steven Gould isn’t anything like it. According to some Goodreads users they actually adapted the second book. Either way, this book has nothing of the lighthearted...
Brilliant SF story, blending Davy Rice's exploration of his teleporting powers with the emotional fallout of his escape from an abusive father.It was also fascinating to read from a historical perspective of our attitudes towards terrorism and the NSA. The book was published in 1993, and Davy ends u...
This book had a very interesting (to me) premise as the main storyline of the book, the ability to teleport to anywhere the main character could picture in his mind. It was also quite a bit different than the movie of the same name that was apparently made using a similar premise. I liked the story ...
Obviously, based on the stars, I didn't like this. Why? Well, part of it was that I saw the movie first. And I LIKED the movie. The movie was a decent action flick, with an okay (not great) love story - albeit one where the hero and the heroine jumped each others' bones mostly based on nothing m...
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