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The Journal of Curious Letters (2008)

by James Dashner

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This was a very entertaining book that I think that my 6th grade boys might like. Girls, I am reluctant to get them on this, but a few have inquired about it. ( )
  MrNattania | Sep 5, 2016 |
This was a very entertaining book that I think that my 6th grade boys might like. Girls, I am reluctant to get them on this, but a few have inquired about it. ( )
  JeffreyNattania | Aug 29, 2016 |
This book is really easy to recommend because it has so many great components like an intriguing premise, smart characters, lots of action and humor.
I would recommend this book for those in fourth grade and above who like magic, puzzles, and adventure. --RR
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  WhitneyYPL | Feb 9, 2016 |
So far what happened was we're in Alaska and Norbert met these strange peeps the fist person name is Master George and Mistress Jane then we go to Ticks house and then he finds a horrible note he reads it and finds out many new things taking about hidden dangers and adventurers but it say if he does not want to do this he can set the note on fire Tick chooses not to. That night Tick falls asleep and has a nightmare wakes up to think it is real and gets his dad his dad checks out his room to look for this "monster". That next morning Tick gets clue 1 out of 12 talking about a day that will change is life. Then Tick decides to go to the library to search things up to and clear his mind but on his way in an alley he finds a cloud that turns in to a face. Now Tick is walking but to his house when he finds a tall lady and he runs then he trips of a root and fall face first. Thinking he's going to die when he sees the lady is next her face turns into a frown then Tick finds out she's not going to hurt him she's here to help him. Soon after they have he goes home and studies the notes he's been sent and said the the date would be May 6. ( )
  JulianW.B3 | Jan 21, 2016 |
This book is about is about a boy named Tick, his real name is Atticus Higginbottom. He one day gets an envelope that has a piece of card stock paper in it. It says that he will be given 12 riddles/clues, each clue is marked with M.G, Which is the person who is writing it's initials. As he gets these 12 riddles/clues. The clues that he receives will tell him where to go on a special date and what to do and a special thing to bring with him. He meets 2 other people online who have gotten the same letters that help each other out to solve the puzzle. Once he finds out the special place and other stuff, he will be taken to a different realm. There he will meet the person that sent the letters. He will then meet up with the remainder of the people who did solve the riddle and try to take over the 13th reality. There are 13 realities. They all have there own unique features, and they all have a magic that they use to teleport from reality to reality. But something is bad about the 13th reality. They are using the magic to deform nightmares to try to take over all the realities. The leader of the 13th reality is Mistress Jane. Once the realitants go to the 13th reality, Hte y brake their wand, tick screams as they are about to get killed, the screams and they teleport back to the 5th reality. After that incident, Mistress Jane then tries to get tick and use him to get a new type of magic, dark infinity. That is where the book leaves off it is a sequel

I thought the book was very creative. It was like harry potter and the alchemist combined into a book. It was, for me, like a suspense, because it made me scared, but excited about what will happen next. ( )
  IsaiahR.G1 | Oct 9, 2014 |
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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.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Saleena L. Davidson (Aug 1, 2008)
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.
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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.
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Tick is a regular 13 year old boy who start receiving mysterious letters from a mysterious source signed "M. G." the letters are riddles telling him to do a certain thing at a certain time, at a certain place. If he does, something extraordinary will happen. Will Tick and his friends have the courage to stop Mistress Jane in her evil plan to make the perfect universe?
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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? 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? The first volume of an outstanding new children's fantasy series, The Journal of Curious Letters is filled with adventure, humor, riddles, and, oh, yes--danger... As M.G. warns Tick, Very frightening things are coming your way. Will you join Tick and his friends on an amazing journey through the Realities? What will your choice be?

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Thirteen-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only "M.G.," and the clues contained therein lead him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality and a confrontation with evil Mistress Jane.… (more)

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