Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Review: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Book #1 in Maze Runner Series
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

My Thoughts:
I couldn't even imagine going through all the stuff that Thomas went through. Waking up in this box. In this new place. And not remembering anything except your name and some basic skills. My imagination really ran wild when reading this book. The descriptions of everything from the people, to the glade, to the creepy things in the maze. It really was amazing in my head.

Thomas was really brave, he dove right into life in the Glade. I loved his drive and ambition to be a runner and figure out how to get out of the Glade. Despite the fact that the others had been there for 2 years and tried everything they could think of. And the others doubted his abilities so much, they thought he wasn't cut out for it. That really spoke to me about his character and courage. And we can't forget their special slang they had, I thought that was a fun little extra while reading the book.

There is a little bit of romance, which we all knew was going to happen. We have this place filled with boys and then a girl is introduced. It was really nice, but not overwhelming  boys/men should have no problems reading through the romantic parts.

Let's not forget the cover. I also found this picture online (I'll post it at the end). It really gives a good idea of what it would be like for the Gladers. What the walls look like, How scary it would be to stare at those 4 walls day in and day out. And especially for the runners, they have to venture out into this maze and try to figure out how to get out or get stuff in there and well.. you know... I just love all the colors. And love how dark the sky looks.

The end got a little weird, it did answer some questions but not everything. But I really loved this book, I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads. And I plan to continue with the series, but I heard it gets a little weird so I'm a little apprehensive. I'd really like to know what's going on with them.

Have you read The Maze Runner?
What did you think of it?
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