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Impulse

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  • Posted February 14, 2013

    I reserve fives for books where I can't imagine doing anything d

    I reserve fives for books where I can't imagine doing anything different. Where I can't find a single flaw I can honestly say would have made the book stronger. So I don't give those out very often. This is one of those exceptional cases. What an amazing, page turner of a read. Just perfect in every way. With not only exceptional craft but an exceptional spirit. Gould has written a book about a teen protagonist that examines teen angst and struggles without wallowing down in the usual "me against them" parental-child relationship and rebellion. Cent has her moments of struggle and rebellion with her parents, but at the heart, they love and understand and respect each other on a level that's the exception, not the rule in this type of literature to my experience. At the same time, they face incredible dangers together and through it all, all three manage to grow and change in ways that challenge them, challenge their expectations of each other and, at the same time, cause them to grow closer. It's well paced, with extremely well drawn characters. In fact, even most of the minor characters seem to grow, and it's so subtly done that you don't notice it until the end. This book is not just for young adults, but for everyone. A great story of family, friendship and adventure all wrapped up in one with fun science fiction dressing. Highly recommended. One of the best of the year, no doubt. And you don't need to read the prior books to enjoy it!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Another great Jumper novel

    If you haven't read Jumper...you have missed a wonderful novel. Read it, then Reflex, the next in the series, and then grab Impulse for a can't-put-down read. Wonderful characters, a great premise, and realistic family dynamics. Well, for a family of teleports. Enjoy!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Nice third installment!

    I think I'm still going with Reflex as my favorite for the series, but Impulse added something cool in the new teleportation-related abilities the protagonist discovers. Plus I was a huge fan of the gradual plot build. Gould took his time and told a great story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    A satisfying end to a great series

    I'm not going to lie---it's different from the other books. If you read and loved Jumper and Reflex, you'll enjoy this book, too. It explores a new aspect of the lives of those who could teleport. I enjoyed reading it, and I couldn't stop until I was done. If you haven't read any of the other books, might I recommend you start? They have absolutely nothing to do with the movie Jumper, and they explore the wonderful idea of "If you could teleport and no one else could, what would you do?" The rest of my review contains mild/vague SPOILERS, or spoilers of things that happen pretty early in the book. Stop reading if you don't want anything spoiled. The main character in the book is the teenage child of Davy and Millie. The book explores her high school life, and how she uses her abilities in that environment. At first I found this tiresome; after teleporting to fight terrorists and save the world, who wants to watch the day-to-day of high school? After a while the story picked up and proved interesting, but it definitely has a different feel from before.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    trilogy

    I pretend the Jumper movie tie in book doesn't exist so this is fun book to end the trilogy or to restart the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

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    I'm a big fan of the Jumper series.  This book takes things in a

    I'm a big fan of the Jumper series.  This book takes things in a slightly new direction with the introduction of a new jumper, Cent.  She's a 2nd generation jumper and she's one heck of a new interesting addition to the family.  The story starts out a tad on the slow side, but it's necessary as the groundwork is properly positioned for the rest of the book.  That said, it really doesn't take that long for things to start rolling.  And once they do, they REALLY do!  The story doesn't stop gaining speed until the end of the book.  The plot continues to ratchet event on top of event, adding one interesting complexity on top of the next.




    In the end?  This is a great addition to the Jumper series— one that leaves you looking forward to the next release.  These books are interesting, compelling, and just plain fun.  Keep them coming!

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