Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A short review of: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

For some weird reason I'm really beginning to like the end of the world type YA books. The writers just pull you right into their world and before you know it you've finished the book.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is one of those books that I've seen reviewed a lot, and read it to see what all the fuss was about. This is going to be a quick review, as it's been reviewed over and over and over again....
Short Plot Summary:
Thomas wakes up in an elevator and can only remember his name. He can't remember anything else-where he came from or who his parents were or what happened before he woke up. When he gets out of the elevator he finds himself in the glade. The other gladers are like Thomas-they have no memory of their life before entering the glade.  There is a maze that surrounds the glade, and each day the gladers try to solve the mystery of the maze to see if there is a way out of the glade. After Thomas arrives, the first girl appears and before collapsing says: "everything will change." Thomas works with the other gladers to solve the mystery of the maze, the girls dire message and to remember his life before entering this strange new world.

My Thoughts:
This was a super fast read. I started this at 3pm on a Sunday and finished it by 9pm that night. The ending left me wanting more & I can't wait to read the next two books in the series when they come out. This book reminded me a lot of Lord of The Flies. The action was non-stop and I loved how the reader didn't find out before Thomas what had happened to him in the past. All the hype this book has gotten is well deserved.

Gasp Meter: High
Surprise Meter: High
Read Meter: Super Fast