The Book Jumper, Mechthild Gläser

25/01/2018

The Book Jumper, Mechthild Gläser (2015)

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Format: Hardback

Pages: 371

★★★★★

Beautiful, escapism, creative, why isn’t this book a reality?

This fantastic piece of literature is about an island that allows its founding families to jump into the world of books during their younger years. If this isn’t something you’ve not dreamt about, then are you really a reader? I can’t imagine anything better than to quite literally be able to jump into my favourite works of literature, to truly explore the worlds.

Amy and her mum return to this magical island after a tough time in their lives, little does Amy know she’s going to be able to jump into her favourite books. I love the stories explored in this one book, we see parts of Alice in Wonderland, works of Shakespeare, Peter Pan and so many more. I really found my escape in this book, it was very easy to fall into it and not want to put it down. How cool would it be to be able to jump into the world of a book and really explore it?

I believe this is translated from German and occasionally this was apparent, but more than anything, the writing was entrancing and beautiful. I felt like I was reading so many books I loved at once and it certainly made me want to read more classics. If you want to get the urge to read more, this is the right book to delve into, it had me desperate to explore more worlds.

I’ve decided I really love books that revolve around characters who love to read, they’re the easiest to empathise with. Amy was definitely a character I enjoyed to read about, she was relatable, kind and magical, what’s not to love? Also I think I’m a little bit jealous of her ability, but this is only something the young people on this island can do until they’re in their 20’s at some point, so I think you’d miss it like hell!

I’d love to know you’re thoughts if you’ve read it, so far I’ve not spoken to anyone else who has. I had this book on my TBR for about a year, it just so happens that on the day I finish it, I learn that this author is releasing another book, a week from today. Who’d have figured?! This book isn’t the same storyline, but it still involves my favourite theme of a main character who is book mad, everything she writes seems to come true!

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