The Journal Of Curious Letters: The 13th Reality Book One

by James Dashner
Illustrator Bryan Beus

Aladdin | December 22, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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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?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.55 in

Published: December 22, 2009

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416991522

ISBN - 13: 9781416991526

Appropriate for ages: 8

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The Journal Of Curious Letters: The 13th Reality Book One

by James Dashner
Illustrator Bryan Beus

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.55 in

Published: December 22, 2009

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416991522

ISBN - 13: 9781416991526

About the Book

James Dashner's debut fantasy series, The 13th Reality, is sure to keep readers guessing--and coming back for more!

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CHAPTER 1 MASTER GEORGE AND MISTRESS JANE Norbert Johnson had never met such strange people in all of his life, much less two on the same day -- within the same hour even. Odd. Very odd indeed. Norbert, with his scraggly gray hair and his rumpled gray pants and his wrinkly gray shirt, had worked at the post office in Macadamia, Alaska, for twenty-three years, seven months, twelve days, and -- he looked at his watch -- just a hair short of four hours. In those long, cold, lonesome years he''d met just about every type of human being you could imagine. Nice people and mean people. Ugly people and pretty people. Lawyers, doctors, accountants, cops. Crazies and convicts. Old hags and young whippersnappers. Oh, and lots of celebrities, too. Why, if you believed his highfalutin stories (which most people quit doing about twenty-three years, seven months, twelve days, and three hours ago), you''d think he''d met every movie and music star in America. Though exactly why these famous folks were up in Alaska dropping off mail was anybody''s guess, so it may have been a slight exaggeration of the truth. But today''s visitors were different, and Norbert knew he''d have to convince the town that this time he was telling the truth and nothing but the truth. Something scary was afoot in Macadamia. The first stranger, a man, entered the small, cramped post office at precisely 11:15 A.M., quickly shutting the door against the blustery wind and swirling snowflakes. In doing so, he almost dropp
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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?

About the Author

James Dashner was born in Georgia and attended Brigham Young University. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked in finance. He writes The 13th Reality series, The Jimmy Fincher Saga, and the Maze Runner series. His novel The Journal of Curious Letters was chosen for a 2008 Borders Original Voices pick.

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"Sure to thrill." -- Brandon Mull, author of Fablehaven

Appropriate for ages: 8

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