Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Maze Runner Review

Title: The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

Book: (Maze Runner, #1)

Pages: 400

Rating: 4/5

I read what this is about online and had to have it! Once I started reading it though I was so bored but I forced myself through it and found that I couldn't put it down. It took me much longer than it usually would to finish it but once I did I wish I'd gotten the second and third book too!
Thomas wakes up in the lift to find he has no recollection of anything but his name. When he is pulled out he finds himself in the Glade surrounded by a bunch of other boys. Like him they know nothing about themselves but their names. Every thirty days a new boy appears but Thomas is the beginning of something else.
The very next day a girl appears in the shaft and tells them they need to find a way out. She tells them she is the last and the end of their lives is coming (or something like that). If they don't find a way out of the maze they will be killed by the Grievers.
The Grievers are machines that you don't want to be stuck in the maze with if you get locked in at night. They will kill you! Not fun!
Though the maze is unsolvable Thomas is doing his best to find a way out. He knows the way out! See he remembers some of his past the more he stays there and he knows he has seen the girl before. In fact it was with her help that he was able to build the maze for the people who sent them there. They were sent there to be tested!
Once they figure a way out what will be waiting for them all? What will happen to them?
It is a really good book if you can make it through the boring parts that make you fall asleep. I can't wait to get the second book to see how they make it in their new environment with zombielike people! Oooohhhhh!

About The Author

James is the author of The Maze Runner trilogy and The 13th Reality series. He also published a series (beginning with A Door In The Woods) with a small publisher several years ago. He lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains.  

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