Jumper Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Davy Rice discovers he can teleport or "jump" to any place he has been, he uses his gift to escape his abusive father and travel to New York. There, his inability to get a job inspires him to rob a bank, making him an instant millionaire. But wealth alone cannot satisfy Davy -- he wants to know if there are other "jumpers" in the world. As he searches for people like him, Davy finds his long-lost mother and tries re-establishing their relationship. When terrorists kill his mother, however, Davy vows to use all his money and power to track down their leader, launching a one-man-war against terrorist groups that attracts the attention of unscrupulous government agencies.   
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   teleporter (scifi) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If enemy is a group...    -   political faction

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   teleportation


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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