Rapunzel Roundup: James Dashner and The 13th Reality

James Dashner will be signing at the Rapunzel Roundup, August 23rd, 1 p.m. at the Foothill Library, 1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City

James Dashner is the only person I know of who could make a character that dresses all in yellow and resembles nothing so much as a giant banana truly, frighteningly, evil. The Journal of Curious Letters is a great beginning to the 13th Reality series, full of puzzles and riddles side by side with action. Atticus “Tick” Higginbottom has always been a little different, but it wasn’t until he got the strange letter that he realized just how different. Before he knows it, he’s caught in a web of intrigue and adventure that takes him from his own reality (one readers will recognize as their own) into alternate dimensions and teams him up with fellow “Realitants” in an attempt to save everything from the madness of yellow-loving Mistress Jane. Sound ambitious? It is, plus a whole lot of fun.

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