October 15, 2007

JumperI’ve been reading Steven Gould’s book Jumper for the past two nights and have really been enjoying it. A YA science fiction novel, it tells the story of Davey, a young man who finds out that he has the ability to teleport to any location he has already been. Part adventure, part revenge, and even part romance, I’ve been taken by its readability and the overall enjoyment level of Davey’s story.

I recently saw that there was a movie coming out based on this book, and was instantly disappointed. It is very rare that a decent movie can be made from a good book, so it was with some trepidation that I watched the trailer. However, while they changed the story quite a bit (new characters and what looks like a completely new plot thread) the trailer actually looks pretty good.

The book is out of print, and I could only find a copy in the library, but as soon as I can find a copy I’ll add it to my classroom library. In the meantime, check out the movie trailer.



  1. so, he can only go where he HAS been. so how can he acquire lots exotic, stolen things?

    fly there, scout it out, jump back there…?

  2. @gstott Yes, he has to physically travel to the location before he can jump there. This is actually a pretty cool limitation to his “power.”

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