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Title:
The book jumper / Mechthild Gläser ; [translated by Romy Fursland]
ISBN:
9781250086662
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

©2015
Physical Description:
371 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"A teen girl discovers she is a book jumper--she can leap directly into books, meet the characters, and experience the world of the book"-- Provided by publisher.

Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House in Scotland-- 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-- no matter the cost.
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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.


Author Notes

Mechthild Gl#65533;ser is an award-winning author in her native Germany. The Book Jumper is her first book to be translated into English.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Fifteen-year-old Amy Lennox has grown up in Germany, but after a traumatic spring she talks her mother into taking them back to her birthplace, the island of Stormsay off the coast of Scotland. Amy's family and another clan, the Macalisters, are keepers of a secret library of texts that date back centuries, and they can "jump" into stories, interacting with their characters, so long as they stay "in the margins, between the lines." But a thief is also jumping into books and stealing the authors' ideas, ruining the books. Amy and Will Macalister try to solve the mystery before more stories are destroyed. Amy also learns the identity of her father in a less-developed story line. The lore of the two families and German author Gläser's descriptions of Stormsay and the library are meticulous and moody, creating a gothic atmosphere that serves this star-crossed love story well. Meetings with book characters, like Kipling's Shere Khan and Dickens's Oliver Twist, offer entertaining moments that balance the grimmer elements of the story as it builds to a bittersweet ending. Ages 12-up. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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