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The Book Jumper

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  8,136 ratings  ·  1,462 reviews
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
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Feiwel & Friends (first published February 16th 2015)
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Emily May
Aug 28, 2016 marked it as lost-interest  ·  review of another edition

Oh god. It's like every bibliophile's wet dream came true. This book can't possibly be as good as it looks, can it? I tried to read the reviews but I only got a 'B' in high school German and that was eight years ago. Screw it, I must find out!
Joshee Kun (조수아)
It's the same everywhere in the book world: Readers are not allowed to intervene. Under no circumstances. You must always stay in the margins, between the lines. —Shere Khan

Raise your hand if you also bought this book because of its absolutely gorgeous cover! I love everything about it: the old-fashioned font, the smooth texture of the jacket, and the whimsical illustration. If I were to judge this book by its cover alone, I would happily give it five stars! <3

In regards to its content, The Book
Jan 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
this could have been so interesting. full of adventures. there was so much potential but it just stretched & got so boring. for a book where a person can go in to a book it was so felt like i was reading a middle grade book not young adult.
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How many adventures were hidden in here in paper and ink, how many great love stories, how many epic battles? I’d fallen in love with the place already.

If you're looking for something entertaining, atmospheric and calming - you'll hit the jackpot with this one. It was a pleasure to read, and the concept was immaculately creative and congenial, and addictive like popcorn, or chocolate, or fries or whatever it is that you can consume in huge amounts.

This was one of those books, that contains aspe
Amy Leigh
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a creative and exciting read! It's a book about books with a magical island focused on books! I loved the characters and the idea of book jumpers and their ability to get to know the characters from stories we've grown up on. This book did leave me with some questions and I don't know how to feel about the ending yet, I'm still processing.

Amy's mother had her young and left her home to move to Germany to start over. Now Amy is older and wants to go on a getaway trip herself but she has
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I spent most of the weekend reading - reading in the traditional sense, that is, without jumping into the book world. I was itching to jump, but I felt much too weak to go clambering through jungles or chasing after white rabbits or even to spend the day at a magical boarding school."

I don't know what I was quite expecting out of this book. All I really knew was that a girl can jump into stories and things started going missing. And that is essentially what happens in the story. I mean ther
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Idea of the story: Loved... how many of us have wished we could jump into the worlds of our favorite characters and hang out with them?

If I were a mutant, maybe this would be my super power:)

So I was super exicted to see how this would play out.

Execution: lacking.

I can't help feeling that if this wasn't a YA book, it would have been done better. Maybe I'm wrong but it was a feeling that kept popping up whenever certain elements of the story came up.

Clever and creative elements seemed overruled
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
This is such a hard book to review, because there were parts of it that I really liked and parts that I really wish had been more developed. So... let's just give it a shot. Definitely doing a good versus not so-good for this one because it was really split for me.

The Good:

It is a book about jumping into other books. That is fabulous! Who wouldn't want to pop into their f
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, instalove
I´m doing something I usually don´t do, and that is writing a review of a book I´ve read a long time ago. For this book, that time happens to be almost exactly one year later. (I was also in Germany at that time, as I am now actually -so that´s funny. Also please pardon the weird apostrophes coming from a German keyboard.)

Still I feel like I need to explain my rating because many people love this book.

To give you a little bit of context, this was the very first book I read in German. I was extr
Lauren Stoolfire
Amy and her mom leave their home in Germany to go to her mother's childhood home on a Scottish Island. Lady Mairead, Amy's grandmother, insists that Amy read while she's there. Not in the usual way, though, because Amy learns that she's a book jumper. That means she can jump into books and interact with their characters and their world. As great as that is, it's also dangerous as someone is stealing things and ideas from the books - and they may also be gunning for Amy, too. Amy has to team up w ...more
Ms. Smartarse
Translated into English as The Book Jumper.

Meet Amy: 16-year-old, book-loving, smart, so-called "giraffe-child", with low self-esteem. She is currently on 'the run', following the disastrous end of her mother's latest relationship. We have to give the girl credit for her packing motto: "Better a cardigan too few, than doing without one of my favorite [books]."

Louis Vuitton Book Trunk

Mother dearest chooses the absolute best hiding place for the summer: a forgotten Shetland island. It's remote enough that no one is likel
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun and cute middle grade book.
The story follows Amy, a girl that finds out that her whole family has the ability to jump in books and interact with book characters. She finds out that someone is steeling ideas form the books and Amy has to try a save them.
The concept that someone is steeling ideas from books (literally, like someone steeling Summer from midsummer night's dream) might sound a bit weird it works in this book. While reading it makes sense and also is lots of fun.
I lov
Christine Spoors
As this book was originally written in German, my review is of the translation of the story by Romy Fursland. This book was such an easy read and I loved that the main character could jump into stories. This book is definitely at the younger end of young adult, and so I think I would perhaps have enjoyed it more if I'd read years ago!

We follow Amy, and her mum Alexis, as they travel to the fictional Scottish island of Stormsay to stay with their Grandmother. They mention Mainland and Lerwick, me
What? Why don't people like this book!! I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it.

First, we MUST talk about the cover. This is gorgeous. And absolutely shows enough of what the book is about without giving too much away.

Basically, the main character is from a clan (a freaking clan!!!) and her and her rival clan are both families of "book jumpers". And they can LITERALLY jump into books at this certain location and interact with the characters, and help the story along. Like OMG I would love to do this.

A lot of
Feb 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I wanted to like this! I did! Book jumping sounded like an interesting concept and I was excited to read it. But - no!!!!

Here's why -

1) The catalyst to get Amy and her mother to the island was extremely weak.

2) The mother's love story was just ridiculous and she was a pretty terrible mother to Amy. I couldn't stand her. She was very selfish and overall unlikable. Actually all of the adults are pretty ineffectual. I thought the grandmother would be a main character but she was barely there...ot
Colleen Houck
I love how the characters are able to just sink into literature. If I could jump into any book, I'd probably pick The Black Stallion. Think I could survive that one. Really like the story of the princess and the knight. ...more
This was such a fun book!

The Book Jumper has been on my TBR for a while, like 3 years. No biggie. So when I saw the opportunity to dive into it, I didn't hesitate. It also didn't hurt that it worked for a challenge.

The whole entire plot of jumping into a story sounds amazing. If it were a real thing, I would definitely volunteer as tribute. Ugh, especially for the books that I already love and would love to be in. Hello Harry Potter - I'm looking at you.

Every character that I've met throughout t
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a great book and I loved the references to so many books that I love!
Mikaela Garcia
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great writing, great setting, great character and great story!!!!

I was in love with the book and I love when Amy had a conversation with another book character. I love also the ending, so good!!!!!!
Oh yeah i never reviewed this 😂. Okay soo i was upset with the ending I remember being like what if this happened and then being like nahhh they wouldnt do that but they did so i was hurt...and felt betrayed. I really did like the concept of the story traveling really cool though and the mention of books ive read when i was little it was nostalgic. But i really wish it ended differently...kinda ruined the book for me . I changed it to 3.5 stars instead
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
2.5 stars.

I thought I would love this book, but I didn't. However, there were still many aspects of this book I did like. The atmosphere of this book is like the Wicked Deep, set on an eerie foggy island with castles, old buildings, and a mysterious past. Also, the translation on this book was amazing, so whoever translated this deserved an A+.

This book annoyed me because the premise was so unique, and so promising and then it just flopped. I really did not like where the plot went, I hated the
ضحى الحداد
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was one of my anticipated releases so as soon as it came out I had to get it and read it .. I mean come on .. the title itself it a winner :)
the book was exactly what I wanted .. a lot of jumping inside the book and a mystery that our main protagonist had to solve with her friends, I LOVED the book world and I was so immersed in it, I really want to have the ability to book jump, life would be so much easier .. I adored the margin where book characters get to hang out and shop and res
Taylor Tomassini
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"As soon as I saw the cover and read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book. What book lover hasn’t dreamed of jumping into their favorite book or series and meeting the characters they have come to know and love? Of watching their favorite scenes play out right before their eyes? I have had that dream numerous times and felt that reading this book would…"

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Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it

I think this is the very first book I've read that's been translated from it's original language.  I'm not quite sure what to make of it or how to review it.  On one hand, it is such an awesomely unique idea for a story but on the other, it's almost like it was only halfway thought through.  It could have been SO much more!  Let me explain...

First, a little about the story: Amy and her very young mother, Alexis, live on their own in Germany, far away from any family they know.  After Alexis has
Haley S
This book has a most intriguing plot! That is one thing for sure. I really like the entire idea of the story.
It took me quite a while to read this book, not because I didn’t like it. However, it did seem like a somewhat long plot line.
Amy and Will are great main characters! I liked Will the minute I “met” him. The only part I didn’t like as much was the ending. It ended in a way that made me want to read more about the characters. What happens next?! But, I did end in a sweet way. So, it really
kim hannah
One minute they were over: the next minute you simply turned back to the beginning and everything began again.

It started off great and exciting! Imagine being able to jump into your favourite books (I might give A Game of Thrones a pass though haha) But then it got slow and boring.
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
It was good a little too much like Inkheart if you ask me but it was still a cute fast read.
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, ya
What a beautiful book!!
What an amazing read!

This is a story that travels you in other famous stories of the literature world!! Our protagonists have conversations and interactions with famous book characters and that is unique!

What I didn't like about The Book Jumper:
• Some names are idiotic ex. Lady Mairead
• I really liked that I saw a vegan character in a book!! But, while I was reading it became obvious that the character is not vegan at all! The author apparently thinks that the vegan lifest
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the concept of this book. It would make a good series that I would gladly read. The characters were interesting. I loved all the stories coming to life as these kids jumped through them. Overall, a fun read.
Rashika (is tired)
***This review has also been posted on Xpresso Reads
Actual Rating 2.5

Man, I don’t even know about this book. I was so excited to dive in because BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS but also because I’ve enjoyed a lot of books by German authors that have been translated into English in my life time and I was ready to discover another author I could add to my favs. The Book Jumper is not by any means a terrible book but if you’re reading it because you love books about books, you are gonna be disappointed. The
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