Didn't like the movie, and I heard the book was much better. Well now understand what the movie writers were trying to accomplish -- add an antagonist! (No mention of anything like the Paladins in the book.)
This was a story of a teen who learned to "jump" from one place to another instantly. We read about him moving his apartment 4 times; visiting the library dozens of times; going back to his home-town for ice cream at least three times. What is the major action? Well, he finds a girlfriend, and then tries to capture a hijacker.
There is some nice teen romance, a little physics experimenting, and a little suspense, but overall not much happens. The technology and politics both feel dated (a hot-line for hijackings?)
Not a bad read, not too much to recommend.