''Jumper'' is a 1992 ComingOfAgeStory sci-fi story by Steven Gould about a teenager who finds out he can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] and his attempts to find out if he's the LastOfHisKind.

The novel has a 2004 sequel called ''Reflex'', where Davy is kidnapped and Millie must track him. Oh, she unconsciously learned how to Jump.

Inspired [[Film/{{Jumper}} a 2008 film]] with a companion novel, ''Griffin's Story''.

The 2013 third book in the series, ''Impulse'', details the adventures of their daughter, Cent, who learns to Jump to [[DieOrFly escape an avalanche]].

The 2014 fourth book in the series, ''Exo'', will be released in September 2014.
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!!''Jumper'' contains examples of:
* AuthorAppeal: At one point in the novel, one of the teenagers who tried to seduce Davy while drunk hawks Alanon (Alcoholics Anonymous... for the affected family and friends). Davy is a complete teetotaler, and often tips generously or tries to help out those who are less fortunate. Apparently becomes something of a character ''weakness'' in the sequel, ''Reflex'', but it's still heavily present.
* AbusiveParents: A major subplot of the book. Davy leaves his abusive father and has to come to terms with how the abuse had affected his and his mother's life. Leaving home was why he even Jumped in the first place!
* AttemptedRape: Davy, by a trucker. It's the second time he Jumps.
* {{Badass}}: A terrorist with a gun, knife, and grenade gets dropped into the sinkhole where Davy has already imprisoned Brian Cox, who at the time is naked. When Davy returns, Cox is the one holding all three.
* CallingTheOldManOut: After spending the whole novel afraid or resenting his father... Davy Jumps the old man to his mother's grave, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells him why he sucks]] and forces him to finally join AA and sober up.
* DieOrFly: David first Jumps to escape a beating from his father.
** In the second book, ''Reflex'', Millie learns to Jump when she falls off a hundred-foot cliff.
*** In the third book, ''Impulse'', their daughter, Cent, learns to Jump to escape an avalanche.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In Impulse, we learn everything we need to know about Cent before we even meet her based on this note she pastes on her bedroom door.
--> Help, I'm being held captive by two teleporting aliens. Please send friends. Will accept ice cream.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Overlaps with NotTheFallThatKillsYou. Davey does this to [[spoiler:the terrorist who killed his mother]] but in a particularly nasty way. Davey can teleport, so he teleports the guy to the top of the World Trade Center, drops him, and teleports down to catch him just before he hits the ground. Then he does it again, and again, letting him get closer to the ground with each drop...
* InertiaIsACruelMistress: Averted. Every time Davy jumps, his momentum is cancelled.
** In the third book, ''Impulse'', [[spoiler: Davey's daughter, Cent, figures out how to ''un-cancel'' this momentum, granting her very temporary boosts of SuperSpeed and SuperStrength.]]
* {{Intangibility}}: It's discovered that whenever Davy jumps he becomes a gateway for a fraction of a second. [[UpToEleven Taken to the next level]] in book 2 when [[spoiler: he works out how to "twin" himself, basically opening a Davy-shaped hole between any two locations.]]
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. Davy is a virgin at the start of the novel.
* {{Meganekko}}: Millie, whose designer glasses catch Davy's eye in the first film.
* MissingMom: Davy's mom leaves father and son because of the abuse. Just when the two are starting to reconcile, [[spoiler:she is killed in a terrorist attack]].
* MundaneUtility: Davy uses Jumping to travel the world and make moving faster. After the TimeSkip before ''Reflex'' he has an off-the-books job with the US government inserting intelligence agents.
* OlderSidekick: Millie, in the book. Sort of.
* RandomlyGifted: As far as he knows, Davy is the only jumper in existence. [[spoiler: At least until book 2.]]
* RestrainingBolt: Part of an ongoing arc beginning in ''Reflex'' - an unnamed NebulousEvilOrganisation implants Davy with a ShockCollar that ''[[AgonyBeam directly stimulates the pain center of his brain]]'' on command or when he Jumps outside safe zones - which doubles as an ExplosiveLeash capable of blowing his head off. [[spoiler:Davy discovers that every member of the [=NEO=] have similar implants - and are [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive pain-conditioned to believe they requested the implants as proof of loyalty]]. This extends even to the old man initially assumed to be the BigBad - who is killed in the final confrontation of ''Reflex'' without naming his superiors. They're still at large in ''Impulse'', breaking out the FemmeFatale who nearly seduced Davy in ''Reflex'', who proceeds to challenge Cent.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Davy himself.
* WifeBasherBasher: David in the book. Though it's more because his father used to beat him and his mother.
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