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From the acclaimed author of SLAY and The Cost of Knowing comes an action-driven, high-octane novel about a group of working-class teens in Seattle who join a dangerous scavenger hunt with a prize that can save their families and community.

Influence is power. Power creates change. And change is exactly what Team Jericho needs.

Jax, Yas, Spider, and Han are the four cornerstones of Team Jericho, the best scavenger hunting team in all of Seattle. Each has their own specialty: Jax, the puzzler; Yas, the parkourist; Spider, the hacker; and Han, the cartographer. But now with an oil refinery being built right in their backyard, each also has their own problems. Their families are at risk of losing their jobs, their communities, and their homes.

So when The Order, a mysterious vigilante organization, hijacks the scavenger hunting forum and concocts a puzzle of its own, promising a reward of influence, Team Jericho sees it as the chance of a lifetime. If they win this game, they could change their families’ fates and save the city they love so much. But with an opposing team hot on their heels, it’s going to take more than street smarts to outwit their rivals.

About The Author

Author photograph © 2019 by Kariba Jack Photography

Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY, The Cost of Knowing, and The Jump, and has written video game narrative for Insomniac Games’s Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for PlayStation 5, Unknown Worlds’s Subnautica: Below Zero, and Soma Games’s The Lost Legends of Redwall. She is the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club. She holds a BA in economics. You can find her online at AuthorBrittneyMorris.com and on Twitter or Instagram @BrittneyMMorris.

Why We Love It

The Jump is SO! FUN! Brittney Morris is a true talent in creating these high-action plots with a cast of characters straight out of a movie, characters who are funny and charming and exactly the kind of kids you’d want to be friends with. But our favorite thing about Brittney is that she’s unafraid to explore tough, real-world issues in her highly commercial stories. The Jump tackles gentrification, privilege, and class in a way that never feels preachy or soapbox-y, but rather real, raw, and relatable.”

—Deeba Z., Editor, on The Jump

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 7, 2023)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665903981
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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