Jump Cut

Jump Cut

Book - 2012
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Spencer loves movies, but real life is boring, right? When his late grandfather's will reveals the tasks he wants his grandsons to undertake, Spencer thinks he got screwed. He's not going to France or Spain or Africa. He's not even getting a cool tattoo, like his younger brother. No, he's going to Buffalo to get a kiss from an ancient movie star. Gross. And he's supposed to film it. Grosser. But Spencer hasn't bargained on Gloria Lorraine, star of the silver screen back in the day. Gloria has big plans—plans that involve her granddaughter AmberLea, a gun, a baker who might be a gangster, some real gangsters and a road trip to Nowheresville, Ontario. After being shot at, jumping into an icy lake and confronting some angry bikers, Spencer finally realizes that real life can be as exciting (and dangerous) as reel life.

Spencer's adventures start in Speed , part of The Seven Prequels and continue in Coda , part of The Seven Sequels.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c2012.
ISBN: 9781554699476
Characteristics: 219 p. :,ill., maps ;,20 cm.


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May 19, 2017

The next chain in the link after Between Heaven and Earth, Jump Cut follows Spencer as he fulfills another of his grandfather’s last requests, although, this one is a little bizarre: Spencer must get a kiss from grandpa’s favorite actress. An innocent visit to a senior’s home turns out to be a run on the road with a gazillion years old actress, her granddaughter (who’s supposed to be under house arrest) a guy who might be the baker with what is supposedly icing sugar in the trunk and a chihuahua. But amid the confusion, Spencer unearthed an important part of his grandfather’s history. And when he understood it his grandpa’s bizarre request didn’t seem so bizarre anymore. A great read for everyone interested in a little suspense and humor.
- @KingofTales30 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Cdnbookworm May 12, 2014

This is the third book in Seven, The Series (previous books are Between Heaven and Earth and Lost Cause). Each book follows one of the seven grandsons who have been tasked with an assignment in their grandfather's will.
Here we have Spencer, who is off to Humber College in the coming fall to study film. He is a huge movie fan, and often imagines the world around him in filmography terms. He has been given a seemingly simple assignment. Find the aging movie star Gloria Lorraine and film himself getting kissed by her. He is given the money for a good camera and any travel that may be required. There is also a backup assignment if Gloria Lorraine should no longer be living. Spencer easily finds information on Gloria Lorraine on the Internet and his mother remembers her father's love of the actress when she was growing up. He finds her on Facebook and sends her a message, finding her in a seniors' home in Buffalo, not far away at all. This ease makes him feel a little resentful of the larger travel undertaken by his cousins, but he is determined to follow through and get the kiss.
However Gloria Lorraine has other plans. She tells him they have some errands they need to run before she will give him the kiss, and Spencer's adventure begins. With shady characters, guns, and drugs, Gloria's errands take them back into Canada and into northern Ontario on a journey into the past. Oh, and did I mention Gloria's film-loving granddaughter is along for the ride?
Spencer is a nice young man that knows he isn't the macho type that most girls like, but he cares about his family, and keeps his promises, and he thinks on his feet too.

ilovesoup Apr 25, 2014

i diddnt really enjoy this book. i find this series to be uneventful at the beginning but pull through to a great book at the end, but this one seemed to just be very slow and unrealistic to the very end.

kittykat224 Mar 17, 2014

Jump Cut as a really good book. It had a lot of suspense and action. When Spencer goes to meet Gloria, a lot of problems arise, along with a cadillac and others who show up along the way...

wa_wa_wsp Mar 17, 2014

At the start of the book it is really confusing but if you keep reading it will get a lot better towards the end. I would recommend this book to an avid reader.

235971tyden Mar 03, 2014

the worst book ever

just like the Montrual Canadiens


DelCivic Mar 03, 2014

jumpcut was good and it seemed to gt boring at points but he seemed to regain my intrest

carbunkled Mar 03, 2014

This book is packet full of action, however, it's a bit random. Hard to follow at times but overall thought it was good.

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