Jack Phillips's allergy to sunshine confines him to the shadows, leaving him lonely, and at risk of life-threatening burns every time he steps into the light. Shadow jumping on the rooftops at dusk, makes him feel alive. And free. But Jack's condition is suddenly worse than ever, and only his missing scientist dad can save him. As Jack and his new friend, Beth, begin their frantic search and delve into his dad's past for clues, they have no idea what they are about to uncover. Shocking rumors and dark secrets bombard them at every turn. Shadow Jumping takes courage. But when it comes to the truth, just how far will Jack jump to find it?
A thrilling mystery, adventure story with contemporary themes, for boys and girls aged 10 and above. A story about friendship, family, loss, bravery, and overcoming adversity.
Winner of the Gold Award in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, 2014.
J M Forster writes for children and young teens. She lives in Gloucestershire, UK with her husband and two lovely sons. Shadow Jumper is her first book.
Jack and Beth are incredible young children, who exhibit sound judgement and decision making.
I really liked them and this book reminds me of the Newberry Awards books I used to read as a child. It was difficult to believe this was an Indie author and not one who is signed!
Although it drags in areas (it could have been the narrator - he's good, but I'm not sure if he was the best choice for a children's book) it's very solid. The characters evolve, have differences, and resolve conflicts. Loose ends are tied up eloquently, but we can hope to see Jack & Beth again!
I would definitely recommend this wholesome mystery/adventure for youngsters or to be shared as a family.
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This is a unique story. Not children's not quite you g adult but just right there in between. luckily I have two young boys that age. They along with myself found it to be a very interesting book. The author kept up a pace that they found it interesting and were able to keep up with the narrator delivered an excellent story. I highly recommend for anyone within that age group as well as above it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.