Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Thirteenth Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

Dashner, James. The Thirteenth Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters,
492 pgs. Aladdin, 2009. $7.99. Sexual Content-G; Language-G; Violence-PG. Atticus Higginbottom (called Tick) doesn’t have any friends except his science teacher Mr. Chu. He is picked on at school by Billy “the goat.” One day he receives a mysterious letter postmarked from Alaska and signed by a “M.G.” Tick has the choice to burn the letter or to receive 12 clues that could change the course of reality. Tick and his dad travel to Alaska and learn the names of Master George and the evil Mistress Jane. Tick also receives another clue and meets Sofia, who is a tough Italian pre-teen who is also receiving the letters. Eventually four young teens are whisked through the realities and meet Master George and are given their first task. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson fans will be delighted with Tick and the Realitants. A new exciting science fiction series that will fly off your shelves. EL – ESSENTIAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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