By Steven Gould
Jumper: Griffin’s Story if meant to reconcile the differences in the book, Jumper, with the movie adaptation. It explains how Griffin became the seemly uncaring person he is portrayed as in the movie.
Griffin doesn’t have the best start to life, he first accidentally ‘jumps’ when he is 5 and his parents have kept him on the run ever since. They home-schooled him, so he is very bright, and does karate.
Griffin has to struggle through his adolescent life without his parents, but he does find family in people that you wouldn’t expect. He has to suppress his ability to ‘jump’ as the Padalin’s have individuals who can sense when he ‘jumps’ within a 1-5 mile radius of where they are.
Jumper: Griffin’s Story is extremely action packed, with hardly a page without any excitement happening. I unfortunately did keep forgetting throughout the book that Griffin is quite young (he is 9 when the book starts) as heaps of events occur that he reacts to in an adult way. This may be from his homeschooling, but it wasn’t entirely convincing.
I enjoyed Jumper: Griffin’s Story very much. It helped me get a better understanding of the movie, which i also thoroughly enjoyed, as-well as explaining that ‘Jumpers’ have been hunted for a long time.
I would definitely recommend Jumper: Griffin’s Story for anyone to read!
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