Friday, May 9, 2008
The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters
A couple of weeks ago, I entered a contest on James Dashner's blog to win a signed copy of his new book, The 13th Reality.
I didn't expect to win, but I did! Last week I received my beautiful hardback, and I've just finished it.
I was very impressed! I think that the book was very engaging, interesting and original. Dashner has some great ideas, and I eagerly await the second book.
The story is about Tick, a thirteen year old kid that's a bit nerdy. (It's okay, I like nerds...:D )
He begins to receive curious letters, telling him to do mysterious things or burn the letter. Tick decides not to burn the letter, but to follow the clues and perhaps save lives. My favorite characters besides Tick are Master George (who is very funny...I love how he's having a romance with his cat *practically* and it adds so much to his character!) and Mothball.
I can't decide which of the young Realitants I like best though!
I like how a lot of the story involves science, a bit like Madeleine L'Engle, but in a completely different style (such as kyoopy *Q. P.*).
The 13th Reality is a fresh take on fantasy, engaging, funny and entertaining. Good Job James!