The Journal of Curious Letters (The 13th Reality #1)
What if every time you made a choice that had a significant consequence, a new, alternate reality was created--the life that would've been? What if those new Realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities?
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 mail...more
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 t...more
Tahukah kamu, terkadang setiap pilihan penting yang kita tentukan menciptakan Realitas (dunia lain yang isinya berbeda dengan dunia kita) baru. Bayangkan Realitas itu ada banyak. Bayangkan Realitas yang banyak itu sekarang dalam bahaya–dilenyapkan dari keberadaannya. Dan apa yang akan kamu lakukan seandainya kamu terpilih sebagai salah satu yang bertugas menyelamatkan Realitas yang banyak itu?
Atticus Higginbottom, atau yang lebih suka dipanggil Tick, tentu saj...more
And so Tick's bravery, endurance, trust and logic skills are put to the ultimate test, as he tries to solve 12 clues that the writer of the first letter, M.G, has sent to him in a variety of ways, and by a variety of people.
Will Tick solve the 12 clues in time? Can he even survive, as numerous s...more
Most of all I appreciated that Tick comes from a normal, functioning family. So many books portray families as messed up or as single parents. When Tick has a problem he actually TALKS to his dad. Hallelujah!!! I loved the relationship with his family and his father. It was very refreshing.
I love the fact that they're short chapters (usually 5-6 pages long) and it makes it seem like I'm reading a whole lot quicker than I actually am. Along with that, I love all of the twists and turns that the book brings in each chapter. Each character is original in its...more
I like the fact that the book's protagonist, Tick, is not at all popular, but doesn't get depressed because he has a healthy sense of his own self-worth. He copes at school with an ugly birthmark and bullies. Most kids should relate to such challenges. I hope the book encourages children who are reading it for sheer enjoyment.
I look forward to reading the...more
The story starts out with the main character Atticus Higginbottom (AKA Tick) receiving a very...curious piece of mail. He lives in the state of Washington but the mail is from Alaska. It's weird because he doesn't know anyone in Alaska. The letter states that he will be receiving a series of 12 clues to solve a mystery. If he solves this mystery he will be saving many lives. Tick is unsure if it's a joke or if it is real, but out of curiosity, he starts to solve the clues, receiving more letter...more
The book is also very pure. All of the emotions seem very real, and they show the raw love in families, as well as how sometimes sacrifices need to be made for the better good.
But this also was also a very fu...more
The author doesn’t mess around with cliché similes....more
The 13th reality: The journal of the curious letters
The main characters are Misstress jane, Tick, Sophia, Tick's family, M.G., Rutger, and Mothball
Atticus Higginbottom, otherwise known as Tick, is a scrawny little thirteen year old kid who has been bullied his whole life. One more thing on Tick, he is basically a genius. One day Tick receives a letter from a person in Alaska by the name of M.G. The letter tell Tick that he can either risk his life to save...more
Anyway, the book tells a story about Tic. Diawali dengan sepucuk surat aneh yang diterima Tic, yang membuat Tic penasaran. Sebagai seorang pemuda yang agak nerd, Tic merasa tertantang dengan teka-teki yang ditawarkan surat itu,. And so, surat itu terus berdatangan, me...more
I suppose you couldn't and wouldn't read it without a summary, so here it is:
Atticus Higginbottom (a.k.a Tick) is a thirteen year old boy who one day receives the strangest letter...more
To be quite honest, once the riddles were solved I found that my "craving" waned and I went back to reading...more
M.G. tells him that the lives of many people are at risk and that he might be able to save them, but first he will have to come to grip with the danger that this will involve... AND he will have to solve a series of riddles to prove th...more
I may recommend this to 8-10 year old readers, but not the tween crowd I think it was written for. This series may improve with the later books. I think the pressure authors...more