Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Journal of Curious Letters (The 13th Reality #1) by James Dashner
Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is a regular thirteen-year-old boy living a regular life until the day a strange letter arrives in his mailbox. Postmarked from Alaska and cryptically signed with the initials "M.G.," the letter informs Tick that dangerous perhaps even deadly events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of reality itself. M.G. promises to send Tick twelve riddles that will reveal that on a certain day, at a certain time, at a certain place, something extraordinary will happen.
Will Tick have the courage to follow the twelve clues M.G. sends to him? Will he be able to solve the riddles in time? As M.G. warns Tick, very frightening things are coming your way. Will you join Tick and his friends on an amazing journey through the Realities? What will your choice be?
From Heather: I loved this book! The writing was colorful and fun to read, the characters were well developed and the story was fantastical and engaging. I fell in love with Tick! But the thing that I probably loved the most about him (and the book!) is that he let his dad know what was happening. His dad didn't go on his adventures with him, but he is a source of strength when things are hard and I love that there was a parent involved. I realize that books written for kids need to have kids as the main characters, but as a parent, I LOVED that the parents were involved in the story.
I have picked up the next two books in the series and can't wait to get reading them! The clues that were given were a little odd and had Tick do some odd things. But the story was packed full of action and extremely colorful characters. Love this book! Five stars!
Posted by Heather