Photo Review – The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

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The Book Jumper

by Mechthild Glaser

Summary: 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.

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Source: I purchased a hardcover

Review:

The Book Jumper was a fun middle grade fantasy about literature. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and was the sole reason I purchased the book.

I enjoyed the premise, but I felt that it wasn’t as great as I’d hoped. A lot of the lessons to be learned are done by the Inkheart trilogy and I feel that the Inkheart trilogy was able to convey the same type of message with a much better story that gripped me regardless of my age. I think the biggest think lacking in this book was the character development. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters and I found even the mom to be kind of ridiculous and unbelievable.

This is a good story, so for kids who have perhaps exhausted the middle grade category and love books (and have already read Inkheart), perhaps this book is a great suggestion!

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Star 3

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