Jumper

Jumper

Griffin's Story

eBook - 2013
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Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell.Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. The first time was when he was five, and his parents crossed an ocean to protect the secret.The most important time was when he was nine.That was the day that the men came to his house and murdered his parents.Griffin knows that the men were looking for him, and he must never let them find him.Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a Jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.Jumper, based on Steven Gould's earlier novel of the same name, will be a major motion picture scheduled for release by 20th Century Fox starring Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Doug Limon.Jumper:Griffin's Storyfeatures the character played by Jamie Bell in the film. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781429925051
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Recorded Books, LLC.

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Jan 22, 2016

After checking out Exo, the fourth in Gould's Jumper series, I realized it'd been too long since I read this first one. I remembered that I liked it, but I didn't remember the connection between the original jumper, Davy, and the teenager--big oops.
So, I re-read Jumper and still liked it quite a bit. A friend of mine mentioned that she is tired of reading about child abuse and did not like this story for it. I can see her point; however, Davy's dad's abusive behavior did lead to Davy discovering his unique skill, thus it was critical for the story. Readers can enjoy Davy's spiteful revenge behavior toward dear old dad while agreeing that the man deserved much worse.
The initial interaction between Davie and Millie is great since he is a mature 17-year-old and she is 21. The discussions about social mores regarding age and gender are amusing. Davy's behavior, to me, seems true to a 17-year-old boy who's got a superpower: he uses it to get out of dangerous situations, to pay himself, to help other people, and to play pranks on deserving jerks.
The end of this book has closure but still makes readers wonder what will happen next with Davy, Millie, and their friendly government agent. Reflex is next.

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tennisgirlsms
Jun 04, 2015

I absolutely loved this book! It evoked an acute feeling of loss in me. The movie is pretty good too but doesn't follow the book at all. :(

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jun 15, 2013

Excellent story, inventive and exciitng. Absolutely worth a read. Too bad the movie took so many liberties with this "pure" story, to make it almost unrecognizable.but we all know: THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!

Demarcation Apr 05, 2012

terrible cover but great book! I couldn't put it down.

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