The Journal of Curious Letters

The Journal of Curious Letters

Book rating: 04 Paperback 13th Reality (Quality)

By (author) James Dashner, Illustrated by Bryan Beus

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  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 188mm x 38mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1416991522
  • ISBN 13: 9781416991526
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 90,787

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What if every choice you made created an alternate reality? In "The Journal of Curious Letters," Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy until the day he receives a strange letter informing him that dangerous-- perhaps even deadly--events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of reality itself. Tick will be sent twelve riddles that, when solved, will reveal the time and place of an extraordinary happening. Will Tick have the courage to follow the twelve clues and discover the life he was meant to live? Tick's journey continues in "The Hunt for Dark Infinity"! Mistress Jane and the Chi karda are back. Tick and Mistress Jane race to find the deadly Dark Infinity weapon. But who will destroy it--and who will become its master?

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By TeensReadToo 01 Oct 2010 4

Can you solve the mystery?

James Dashner's first story in his new THE 13TH REALITY series, THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS, revolves mainly around a young boy named Atticus (or "Tick" as he likes to be called).

Tick's adventure begins when he arrives home to find a cryptic letter giving him riddles on something that is supposedly going to save the lives of people around him. Intrigued, he begins his investigation, and, gaining a few friends along the way, tries to dismantle the riddles given to him in a series of thirteen letters.

With quirky characters and an engaging, humorous plot, Mr. Dashner also manages to include a little about Quantum physics that will hopefully cause the reader to question further.

The best thing about the book is that although it is magic, it incorporates reality effectively, which makes it more believable. Which, in turn, makes it easier to lose yourself within the story.

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"Sure to thrill." -- Brandon Mull, author of "Fablehaven"