Everything is boring to my 11-year-old daughter. “Why don’t you read a book?” I say to her. The reply? “Reading is boring.”
So when I picked up The 13th Reality, I was hoping she’d like it. Well, I found myself reading it with her, just as anxious to find out what happened next in the book. The characters are vibrant and endearing. Names like Atticus Higgenbottom, Norbert, Mistress Jane, and Mr. Chu still stand out in my mind. Strange letters, complex riddles, and the new reality were all captivating.
Atticus is a smart loner at school, a boy who prefers his family, the library and the Internet to hanging out with friends. So he’s surprised to receive a letter from a stranger postmarked “Macadamia, Alaska.” Intrigued, he decides to join with his correspondent to save lives.
Author James Dashner has a fabulous imagination and a very enjoyable writing style. It’s only a matter of time before it hits the bestseller lists. My 13-year-old son recently snatched it. Looks like we’ll need more than one copy because my 8-year-old is dying to read it too. It’s a hit at my house. For adults and children alike, The 13th Reality is worth every minute.
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