Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Maze Runner


The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Genres: Dystopia, Young adult literature, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
2nd book: The Scorch Trials
3rd book: The Death Cure

The Maze Runner follows 15 year old Thomas as he enters a mysterious maze, remembering nothing but his name. When Thomas arrives at this weird place he has a lot of questions, but no one will answer them. There are about fifty people who live in the maze, but the weirdest part is that they're all guys. Finally, he finds out that this place is called the Glade and these boys have been living here for two years; they get a new boy once a month. Also they are forced to have people run the maze everyday before the do closes and the walls shift so that they can find a way out. only a day after Thomas arrives a girl appears in the Glade in a coma. While in they coma Thomas finds that he and the girl (Teresa) can speak in each others minds. Right before she wakes up she tells Thomas that she has triggered the ending. After she wakes up the doors to the maze don't close, which allow these horrible things called Grievers (half-flash/half-machines) to attack. Faced with the impossible task, Thomas and Teresa (plus Thomas's friends Newt and Minho) have to try and solve the maze before everyone dies.
     This series has to be one of the best I've read so far. It has danger, action, and (not to mention) a love triangle. James Dashner did a wonderful job.


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