Chrissy’s Review: The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

The Book Jumper
written by Mechthild Gläser
published by Feiwel & Friends, 2017

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Did I enjoy this book? 
I really wanted to. I really, really did. But I just couldn’t get into it.

Okay, first, look at that cover!! I know, I know . . . you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover, but the cover is the first thing I noticed and had me looking the book up. Next, the premise. How awesome to have a family of individuals who can JUMP INTO BOOKS and visit the characters, the places, and interact with them. How awesome would that be? This sounds like any book lover’s dream. Right? Well . . . it had so much promise, but it was just too slow for me. It didn’t move. The story could have been so much more interesting, but I found myself skimming quite a bit. It took a lot for me to even pick the book up to continue reading it.

Maybe my expectations were too great. I don’t know, but I was disappointed in The Book Jumper.

 

Would I recommend it? I wouldn’t.

 

Chrissy

What about you? Have you read The Book Jumper? Did you enjoy it? Do you love the cover?


About the book – from Goodreads: 
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. Amy learns that she 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 the cost.

 

 

Happy 2

Comments

  1. danielle hammelef says:

    I also read this one and kept hoping it would get better. The premise is really excellent but the imagination/writing didn’t live up to it for me either.