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Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner. This book is unlike any others I’ve read recently. The intrigue, mystery and suspense – it’s hard to believe it’s tween/child’s reading book!
Before I get onto the review I must tell you a little about The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters.
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 had you made the other choice? What if those new realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities?
“How lucky that you’ve found my message!
Reality is in danger of splitting at the seams and I hope you have the courage of heart to help. You will soon receive twelve clues: solve them and face an important destiny; don’t and many lives will be at risk. The decision is yours. M.G.”
Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy 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 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? Will Tick discover the life he was meant to live?
I’m sure by now that most people have heard of Harry Potter. The 13th Reality does kind of remind me of the Potter books with the magic, the age of the characters and intrigue involved, but for me that’s where the similarity ends. In this book you will find Quantum Physics, not that I understand it!
Tick is a fantastic little geeky character who you just want to help. I thoroughly enjoyed following him on his journey of solving the riddles. In fact I was trying to solve them myself as well! But I’ve never been very good at riddles so didn’t get very far. Tick has a great relationship with his dad and asks him anything and everything. Which to me in a child’s/tween book is encouraging letting them know not be afraid to talk.
The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters has very short chapters of only a few pages each, but I think this will help to keep a tween/young adult interested.
Overall I think it’s a great little read, for adults as well as the tween generation. It gathers a much faster pace from the middle to the end of the book.
Here are the other blogs on The 13th Reality blog tour.
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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this review.
*I was given a copy of The 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters from Sweet Cherry Publishing in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions on my review are my own.