The maze runner (Book Review)
BY: JAMES DASHNER
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers — boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out — and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
One word. AMAZING! It blew my mind to bits.. This book is so refreshing and new. It made me feel like I’m on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading this book. I hear a lot of people saying that the maze runner was like hunger games and divergent. I would say it has some concepts that would make you think so. For example in the maze runner there are people called “creators” and in hunger games they have the “game makers”. I would explain it but I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t read the book.
“You are the shuckiest shuck faced shuck in the world!”
The characters are easy to like, they are funny and they have their own personalities coming from a book full of boys and only one girl. It’s not really a challenging read; well it would be if you are not really fan of dystopian novels and a little sci fi. The book is getting famous and people would think that it must be good because it’s popular. I would say the maze runner is not everybody’s cup of tea, but I did like it because I had been reading dystopian books ever since. You might like it even if you’re not a dystopian fan; it’s just that the concept of being in a maze fighting for your life and being attacked by viscous creatures sounds interesting and new.
BUT the ending had me like… What the barnacle was that about?! ;)
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Lexile Measure: 770L (What’s this?)
Paperback: 375 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; Reprint edition (August 24, 2010)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Dashner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series that includes The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order. He has also written The Eye of Minds (book one in the Mortality Doctrine series), the 13th Reality series, and two books in The Infinity Ring series: A Mutiny in Time and The Iron Empire.
Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com, follow @jamesdashner on Twitter, or find dashnerjames on Instagram.