The Journal of Curious Letters (13th Reality Series #1)

The Journal of Curious Letters (13th Reality Series #1)

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The Journal of Curious Letters (13th Reality Series #1) by James Dashner, Mark Wright

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590388815
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: 13th Reality Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

James Dashner was born and raised in a small town in Georgia. His love of books and writing made him dream of being an author someday, and he still can’t believe his dream has come true. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, the Infinity Ring series, and the 13th Reality series. Visit him online at JamesDashner.com.

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Journal of Curious Letters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took me a while to read,but it was worth it! If you can't decide if you should get it or not my advice is try the sample first then you would know what I mean by intresting. This book is great for people 8 and up. I warn you it not one of those baby books with pictures on every page,with three words on every page,and it is definitly not one of those books that reads it's self to you.So if your looking for an intresting novel this is exactly what you looking for.
lovefantasybooks More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of fantasy books but some of them are too childish, too full of romance or simply not interesting. But this whole series is! Its very well written, you get to know the characters well and the plot unfolds nicely. I'm not going to write an overview cuz there's already one available but let me just say its worth the read. I'm a fan of the Harry Potter series and the Magyk series and these books are just as captivating. Read them. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks! Everyone must read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. I recommend reading it if you like fantasy.
book_lover123 More than 1 year ago
YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES! I was searching the library and stumbled on this book, so I tried it out. Even though I don't like sic-fi, I  instantly fell in love with this book. It was so good, I stayed up until 4 Am reading it. Then I woke up a 7Am to  continue reading this book. I did get lost a few times, but it was still a great book. If you want to read the series  don't skip any of the books.I loved the whole entire series. It is definatly worth buying! click yes if you agree! ;) 
doglvr More than 1 year ago
"The 13th Reality Book 1: The Journal Of Curious Letters" by James Dashner is a great book and I loved it! Even though the book started a little slow, it was full of action and mystery. The setting in this book is Washington state. The main character lives in Deer Park. It takes place in the modern day, which makes it much easier to understand. There are a lot of characters in this story. There is the main character, Atticus Higginbottom (Tick) and his dad Edgar Higginbottom. You also meet M.G. (Master George) who is the person who started the chain of events that led to the main conflict. Then there are Mothball and Rutger, friends of M.G. who Tick meets along the way of solving the mystery of the "curious letters." Through email, Tick meets Sofia and Paul, who have also received the letters, and they help each other. All of those people are on the good side, but what's a story without a villain, right? Mistress Jane is the enemy of M.G. who wants to take over the Realities. Her henchman, Frazier Gunn, tries to stop Tick from stopping Mistress Jane from taking over. There are two main conflicts in this story. One is that Tick has to solve the riddles in the letters that he gets from M.G. so he can save peoples lives. The second conflict is that Tick and his new friends and partners have to stop Mistress Jane from taking over the Realities. They will battle hideous creatures and show their bravery. If they fail, it will be the end of the world as we know it. So like I said, I loved "The 13th Reality Book 1: The Journal Of Curious Letters" by James Dashner. And as you can probably tell, it is full of action and mystery, because you're going on the adventure along with Tick and his friends. Keep in mind that this is only book one, so look out for "The 13th Reality Book 2: The Hunt For Dark Infinity.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking on the shelf for a book to read when I saw this fat book sitting next to 4 other fat books. I pulled the one out that had the number 1 slapped down on the spine of the book. I looked at the cover and my eyes went straight to where the authors name was in big bold letters and said to myself this is going to be the best book ever. It was written by my favorite author in the whole world. James Dashner the one that wrote the Maze Runner, ya that guy. I can already tell you that this is one of the best books written in history! I thought thought that this book was going to be about some mission about letters. I was sort of right when I guessed just by looking at the cover. Well ok I didn’t just know that it was exactly that I got a little hint from the title of this book The Journal Of Curious Letters. After reading this book I wanted to start reading the second book right away.  I'm sure you're bored of me lecturing this book and you want to know a little bit more of who is in the book and more of what the setting is. But I promise not to tell you the end or the super good exciting parts of this book you will have to read it to find out. In this book the main character is Atticus Higginbottom. When Atticus starts receiving these strange letters from someone he doesn’t know even exists it starts getting super interesting. Some of the other cool characters are Mothball, the Gnat Rat, Mistress Jane, Master George,  and Atticus’s family. There are four different parts of the story. Some reasons why I loved this book was because I never got bored and I was glued to it for more than a week. If you read this book I’m am 99.9 percent positive that you are also going to love it. Don’t let that one percent bring you down for not reading it. I recommend that you read this book right away. It will calm you down when something is stressing you out and it will give you something to think about. I feel that this book should be read from ages 10 and up. Even you adults out their may need an adventure to go on one in a while. I would rate this book five jumbo stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND I LOVE THIS BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!!
-VaNeSsA- More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK! i spent all night reading it, could NOT put it down. it is very absorbing. when you read it, the writer always leaves you guessing, and you're thriving to read more. amazing. on to book two!
TheLiteraryPhoenix 4 months ago
Dashner really, REALLY likes to explain things. Everything. Too much information. So much of it is uninteresting and irrelevant to the story. Things like descriptions of Atticus’ mother’s cleaning habits and exactly how long TO THE HOUR Norbert had been working at the post office. All these descriptions felt like filler and since this book is on the longer end, I like to think a good editor would have weeded it down and gotten to the point. There are twelve clues sent – in various, mostly pointless ways – to Atticus and the others. Mostly the clues say I CAN’T TELL YOU ANYTHING! The fact that there is twelve of them is SUPPOSED to be important, but really feels like they were there just to draw out the book. All the clues would have done better to be combined into a single, simple poem. About 75% of the book focusing on figuring out these poems and introducing Sofia, Paul, and throwing Atticus’ father Edgar in the mix. The more interesting part of the book is squished into the end and rushed. And the dialogue? Mostly spent saying how they can’t say anything and being insulting and roundabout. I really feel like this whole book could have been accomplished in about 125 pages and have been better for it. Don't get me started on how HORRIBLE the character stereotypes are. This is a one star book for me.
TheLiteraryPhoenix 4 months ago
Dashner really, REALLY likes to explain things. Everything. Too much information. So much of it is uninteresting and irrelevant to the story. Things like descriptions of Atticus’ mother’s cleaning habits and exactly how long TO THE HOUR Norbert had been working at the post office. All these descriptions felt like filler and since this book is on the longer end, I like to think a good editor would have weeded it down and gotten to the point. There are twelve clues sent – in various, mostly pointless ways – to Atticus and the others. Mostly the clues say I CAN’T TELL YOU ANYTHING! The fact that there is twelve of them is SUPPOSED to be important, but really feels like they were there just to draw out the book. All the clues would have done better to be combined into a single, simple poem. About 75% of the book focusing on figuring out these poems and introducing Sofia, Paul, and throwing Atticus’ father Edgar in the mix. The more interesting part of the book is squished into the end and rushed. And the dialogue? Mostly spent saying how they can’t say anything and being insulting and roundabout. I really feel like this whole book could have been accomplished in about 125 pages and have been better for it. Don't get me started on how HORRIBLE the character stereotypes are. This is a one star book for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So if i approved your answer you are here now good job!!!!!but it is not over here is your next question. Do you think brocoli look like miini trees. Sorry i like food.i know its a silly but tell me. Next clue is in the book dangerous waters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
     When I was looking for a book, a friend suggested “The 13 Reality.” I looked at the cover and thought it would be boring. Boy was I wrong. It was really exiting and cliffhanging.  In this fantasy novel, someone is trying to destroy the whole universe bit by bit so she could try and make it her way.   Kids from all over the world are asked to help save the universe by someone name Master George. Out of billions of kids, only for kids chose to help, Tick, Sofia, and Paul. On their adventures they almost die. Believe me you have to read this book that’s written by James Dasher.   I liked this book because it was a mystery and adventure type of book. It was so good it was addicting. I just couldn’t stop reading. I read it every chance I got.   You have to read this book. You should be a least 7+ to read it. It has some scary parts in it. It also has some big words in it.   On a scale from 1-5, with 5 being the best I’d say it be a 4 ¾.   Headline: Can 4 kids save the universe?  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I love the kingdom keepers series, will i like this? I saw the book and thought it looked interesting... PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read this book because it is one of thouse books that has a boring title but are really good books well hope you will read it soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Dashner is my favorite author by far, but this time, he out did himself. This book is so amazing and it only gets better throughout the series. This series is highly regarded by myself, and Mr. Dashner has earned it. Well done
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is about clues, different realities
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like mystery, adventure, and a little action all wrapped up in one, then it's a great read! I recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great YA book. I reccomend it to al young readers. But some of it did sound familiar. I liked it. I think every one should read it at least once in their life. But the ages are 11+