The Book Jumper by Mechthild GläserThe Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

The Book Jumper

byMechthild Gläser

Hardcover | January 3, 2017

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Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House-but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts-at whatever cost.

Mechthild Gläser is an award-winning author in her native Germany. The Book Jumper is her first book to be translated into English.
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Title:The Book JumperFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.41 × 5.96 × 1.3 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250086663

ISBN - 13:9781250086662

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from alright not bad, but a little slow in the beginning. good story though
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a fan everything that happened was just weird and I didn't like the ending either
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Experience the Book World The unique concept of being able to jump into books and affect their stories made The Book Jumper an exciting read. With one particular exception, I really enjoyed my time spent inside this book. The Book Jumper is mysterious and thrilling from beginning to end. Almost as soon as Amy learns of her special ability she plunges into the vast but extraordinary book world. Inside, she starts investigating the theft of important ideas and later on the connection to a murder. Ms. Gläser builds the mystery up. We get more puzzle pieces before we get any real clues to the truth but the process is so well-designed I didn't mind the wait. It's nostalgic and such wonder to hear Amy talk about all the classic literatures she ventures into and the multitude of famous literary figures she meets. Amy was a likable heroine though she didn't stand out much. I liked her persistence but she can be a little brash at times. I'm curious to see if her real heritage would be expanded on. A sequel with her and Will in the book world sounds quite attractive ;) Speaking of Will, I felt his romance with Amy was a bit quick. A few more scenes together would've made me cheer more for them but I am mostly happy for how they have each other. I was not a fan of the glum reality that dawned towards the end. It's entirely too spoilery so I won't say anything here. Just know- it wasn't what I expected. And there's irony in the ending which I found priceless. I really loved the idea behind The Book Jumper. It would've been a perfect read for me if only my wish had been granted. But actions have consequences so I begrudgingly accept the turnout of the story. I'd love to go back inside the book world anytime.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All book lovers need to jump into this book!! If you’re in the mood to read a story that will immediately transport you away from the current grim reality of 2016, The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser is an excellent jumping off point. The story is a beautifully written fable of what could happen if people (specifically those under the age of 25) had the power to travel through books and affect the world through them. I read The Book Jumper in English, although it was originally written in German. I can say with every certainty that you will be hard-pressed to find awkward words or phrasing in the English translation – I found that the tone and language were virtually seamless and did not in any way detract from the story. As for the story, our protagonist is Amy Lennox, a teenager living with her mother in an apartment in Germany. When the story begins, Amy is being bullied at school. A topless photo of her was distributed and it is making her life hell (a somewhat timely topic to today). Her mom is also going through personal problems – she is going through a breakup. They decide to go on a trip to meet their family – a family which happens to live in a castle. Once there, her grandmother tells Amy that she needs to read books. Little does she know that by ‘reading books’ she is actually entering the books and protecting them from those who would seek to harm them. This is when she discovers that her family members are guardians for books and that this is a very serious commitment, especially because someone or something is attacking the books and removing essential plot devices from them. As an example, Peter Pan is now only four pages. It’s up to Amy to learn how to guard the books and protect them. It’s hard to classify what specific genre of book this is, there were elements of fantasy, mystery, suspense, action, and even a little romance thrown in and they all mixed together to make an incredibly engaging story. I would also say that parts of the story reminded me of Inkheart, a book that I enjoyed immensely. There are some ‘book deaths’ but nothing is very gory or inappropriate. And there isn’t any sexual content. This book would be suited for adults and teens and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Disclaimer: I’m an Indigo employee and I was gifted with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book examines the important of literature and the impact stories have upon our society. The idea surrounding this book really appeals to me. Imagining myself with the ability to jump into any of my favourite novels, while interacting with characters and exploring each fictional setting is extremely exciting, and I believe that any book-lover could relate. As a result, I believe that any avid reader would be a key target audience for this story! I now feel inspired to revisit my favourite classics, such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. In this sense, reading The Book Jumper may encourage young readers to explore more classic works of fiction, which is quite a positive side effect! This novel touches upon issues such as: family rivalries, teen pregnancy and bullying. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-03

Editorial Reviews

"The lore of the two families and... descriptions of Stormsay and the library are meticulous and moody, creating a gothic atmosphere that serves this star-crossed love story well." -Publishers Weekly"A cool gothic Scottish setting, lots of literary references to please book-ish readers, and a snarky, accessible protagonist who navigates it all with bemused flair-this novel is a well-balanced treat." -The BulletinThe Book Jumper German Edition:"Suspense, action, love and humor: As a reader one wishes one could plunge into the world of books like Amy!" -Bookmark Magazine"Exciting and imaginative, not just for young readers." -Andrea Wedan, Buchkultur"Mechthild Gläser is bursting with ideas-this book is a firework." -Tanja Lindauer, Eselsohr