Jumper, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Written in the 1990s by American author Steven Gould, Jumper tells the story of Davy Rice as he escapes his tortured childhood to explore the world via teleportation and find his long lost mother.At seventeen the world is at your feet... especially if you can teleport.David Rice barely remembers his mother.

She left his alcoholic father when Davy was very young.

She left Davy too, and since then all of William Rice's abusive anger has been focused on his young teenage son.One evening, as he is about to receive another brutal beating, Davy shuts his eyes and wishes to be safe.

When he opens them again, he finds himself in his small town's library.

Slowly, he realises he is very special, he can teleport.Armed with his new power, Davy sets out with new purpose: he will leave his abusive home and find his long lost mother.

Davy's confidence grows as his skills do, but they also draw unwanted attention and soon Davy finds that he too is hunted.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780007275991

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I had a lot of fun reading this book about Davy, a seventeen year old teleport. Even though, towards the end, some descriptions of the hijackings are a bit too long. Considering that this book was wrote many years before 9/11, I found the scene where Davy throws a terrorist from the World Trade Center a little creepy.All in all a very good book and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel Reflex.

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I really enjoyed the first half of this book, where the protagonist discovers his powers and starts working out whay kind of life he's going to build for himself. Then the story takes an abrupt left-turn as he decides to become an anti-terrorist superhero. Particularly after the events of 9/11 this makes the book seem rather trite.