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A dare gone terribly wrong.

An SOS from another universe.

A threat from right next door.

Thirteen-year-old twin brothers Jayce and Val Jump are about to jump the multi-verses on a dangerous dare, but true danger is closer to home than they realize.

The Jupiter Prime colony has been orbiting the stormy gas giant for nineteen years and all anyone wants is to get back to Earth. S
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Published (first published February 13th 2013)
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Lou Tennant


In Jump Boys: SOS we meet Jay and Val, 13 year old twins who are amongst the more privileged inhabitants of The Prime colony that has been orbiting Jupiter for 19 years past. But not their Jupiter. Primes main objective was to protect Earths most intelligent and beneficial members of the population from a raging tech war, but instead the entire colony had been propelled to an alternate dimension due to a mistake with the Primes navigation coordinates. A dimension from which they have no way of r
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Rachel
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My kids loved this book. We listened to it and when I had to run errands, they wanted to stay home and listen to it on our Alexa.
So much fun and adventure and intrigue. I asked them what their favorite part was and both my son and daughter honestly couldn't decide, they enjoyed the whole book so much. It was refreshing to see them participate in something other than video games!
Jen
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Jump Boys: SOS is for young readers and has a little mystery and some space adventure. Twin brothers Jayce and Val are thirteen, and aside from the fact that they are part of a space colony orbiting Jupiter, they are typical youngsters.

On their way to school, they note the early morning commute which includes "lancers, cruisers and tiny one-seater cyclepods". Have to wonder just exactly what a "cyclepod" looks like. The boys and their parents live in the most privileged area of Jupiter Prime, an
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Michelle Isenhoff
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jump Boys is the first middle grade novel by young adult/new adult novelist, Ali Cross, aka, Alex Banks. I have to say, this is one of the most well-written indie books I've read. It holds its own against anything the big six put out. (I've said that about a lot of Emblazon books, but it's true!)

Within, two brothers, Jayce and Valen Jump, are challenged by their horrible cousin to make a jump through space--a dangerous and illegal move for kids. You see, the earth was destroyed a generation ago,
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A long time in the future, in a dimension far, far away, Valen (Val) Jump only thought one thing when he heard the dare set by his mean cousin Drake- “I must do it”. Jayce Jump, Valen’s brother thought one thing too – “He has to do it”? When Val agreed to jump through space (something that they shouldn’t do because it is illegal for kids their age), Jayce, Val’s twin, has to come too because they pretty much do everything together. Everything goes good… until they accidentally come by an unknown ...more
Angie
In the future, a group has fled Earth and someone ended up in another universe. Val and Jayce are young boys growing up on a space station in the beta universe. Their dad is working on a way to get them back to alpha earth, but hasn't been successful yet. They are dared into making a jump by their cousin. Instead of jumping to another planet, they jump to another universe. There someone they are still able to communicate with their universe and they intercept an SOS from a girl stuck on this ear ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Banks, Alex Jump Boys SOS, 190 pgs. 2013 Novel Ninjutsu $12.99. Language: G(0 swears); Violence: G; Mature Content: PG.


13-year-old twins Jayce and Val are goaded into a taking a dare when their cousin, the school bully, doesn’t believe a brag and makes Val prove he’s “jumped”. In order to save their scientist father’s position in the Prime world, and their home at the elite level of the space station, the boys set off on a life threatening trip to save face, help a girl from another level, and
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Lisa
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
13-year-old twins Jayce and Val are goaded into a taking a dare when their cousin, the school bully, doesn’t believe a brag and makes Val prove he’s “jumped”. In order to save their scientist father’s position in the Prime world, and their home at the elite level of the space station, the boys set off on a life threatening trip to save face, help a girl from another level, and maybe even get the colony back home. This is an action-packed space adventure, perfect for the younger reader who isn’t ...more
Camp Half-blood
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jump Boys is about two daring boys that are twins trying to do a prank that turns into a disaster.

When Val and Jayce try to do a dare everything seems to fall apart. When they miss a jump they were not supposed to do all together, where did they land and how do they get back?

My favorite part of the book was when they meet the little girl named Meg and save her and try to save Meg's father.

I'd recommend this book to people who like adventure, space ships and space.

- Madison, age 10
D. Robert Pease
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a thoroughly enjoyable little book. A quick read, but a lot of fun. I especially loved the author's ability to put me into this future world through the use of slang she developed and interesting technology. If I had to pick out one complaint, it was that it was too short. I wasn't ready for it to be over when it was. So here's hoping she's got more adventures in store for the Jump Boys. Because that would be totally molten!
Stephanie Jefferson
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. The slang threw me off a bit, but it was smooth sailing once I got the hang of it.
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