<Embed>
List Price: $17.95
Save: $2.35 (13%)
+ $3.99 shipping
Arrives: July 14 - 17
Fastest delivery: July 10 - 15
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Grandma Jill"s Books.
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item shows wear including moderate wear to edges and cover and creases in the cover/spine.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$27.23
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Rachel LLC
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Journal of Curious Letters (Book One of The 13th Reality Series) Hardcover – March 3, 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars 144 ratings
Book 1 of 4 in the 13th Reality Series

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$15.60
$15.60 $2.11

Limited-time deal : Top eBooks under $5 pantry

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Journal of Curious Letters (Book One of The 13th Reality Series)
  • +
  • The 13th Reality, book 2: The Hunt for Dark Infinity
Total price: $45.59
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 5–8—Atticus Higginbottom (Tick) is relatively happy, even though he wishes that he were a little braver or could make the bullies disappear. Then he gets a mysterious letter that begins a strange adventure into alternate realities. According to the letter, he and hundreds of other young people around the world have a choice: save the world by solving a puzzle or burn the letter and go on with their lives as usual. The 13-year-old is sure that it's a hoax, but once he begins getting the other clues from strange visitors, he is determined to figure out the puzzle. This book had great potential. The beginning of the adventure starts with a bang, but by the middle of the story things begin to drag. The immediacy gets lost in the daily struggle to figure out the riddles and the unending descriptions of Tick's life as he awaits the next one. Suddenly, he receives multiple clues at once and the fight to save the world occurs at bewildering speed. The conclusion is open-ended, indicating a sequel. Stronger choices of books with similar ideas of alternate realities include D. J. MacHale's "Pendragon" series (S & S) or Michael Lawrence's "Withern Rise" trilogy (HarperCollins).—Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS A boy . . . a mysterious letter . . . twelve clues . . . a girl . . . a dad . . . two very strange strangers. These are just the basic ingredients in this adventure served up by Dashner in what is the start of a series that will capture the imagination of young and old alike. Atticus Higginbottom (Tick to all who know him) is smart, well-adjusted and something of a loner at school, preferring his family, the library and the Internet to his classmates. So he s surprised to receive a letter postmarked in Macadamia, Alaska, from someone he s never even heard of. But he s intrigued and makes a commitment to join with his correspondent to save many lives. Though there are chunks of text that are overwritten, the telling is generally laced with a strong sense of humor and a sure hand at plot; the author is plainly in tune with today s fan base. Let the adventure begin! (Science fiction. 10-12) --Kirkus Reviews

The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters (Shadow Mountain, 978-1-59038-831-0) accesses mind-boggling notions from quantum physics (kyoopy as Mothball calls it) and comes up with a tree called Prime Reality, with twelve branches, or alternate realties, or versions of Prime, growing off it. Master George and Mistress Jane both have instruments that make travel between the realities possible, but only one of them supports diversity. Mistress Jane believes that the world would be a much better place if it were all yellow, and she must be stopped. Author James Dashner claims the influence of Dean Koontz, Tad Williams, and Orson Scott Card in his writing. His four-part Jimmy Fincher saga sold over 20,000 volumes. This new series is wonderful for kids of middle school age: the characters are smart, they try hard not to make stupid mistakes, they take risks for others, their parents are helpful without controlling. Not to mention, of course, the book is a page-turner, the dialogue is snappy, and it ends with a cliffhanger. Expect readers to ask for more. --ForeWord Magazine

Product details

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
144 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2016
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2011
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2008
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

Melly
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as Maze Runner!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2012
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Dashner doesn't disappoint.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
xycuber
5.0 out of 5 stars Physik ermöglicht Parallelwelten - und gute Bücher!
Reviewed in Germany on November 14, 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: magic mountain