The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Over in my Facebook group, The Charmed Hideaway, we’ve been talking about The Book Jumper all week. It was recommended by a friend. Wow, what a premise. I fell in love with the idea and all the allusions in the book.

A quote from The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Amy Lennox, with her mother, leaves Germany and journeys to Stormsay, Scotland. It’s Amy’s first trip to the land where her mother was raised. When they arrive, Amy meets her grandmother for the first time. But her grandmother, Lady Mairead will only allow them to stay under one condition: Amy must read.

A quote from The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Will Macalister is a teen that lives in Stormsay. He’s from the rival clan. But the thing is that he also reads. What do I mean by that? Keep reading…

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In The Book Jumper, Amy discovers that the Lennoxes and the Macalisters are book jumpers. They literally jump into books and protect the stories. They start when they are young (like 5) and can jump until they are about 25. Yet, Amy doesn’t find out about this ability until she’s 15.

Will’s book that he works with is Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Amy picks up Jungle Book. But she’s not content to stay there. She quickly zooms to the Margins. Want to know more? Read the book!


This book was good, especially considering it’s a translation. The author is German. I loved the premise. There are a few places that I think the story could have been better, but it wasn’t a horrible story by any means. This one is not on Kindle Unlimited, but it is worth the read.

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