The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner book 1
Published October 6, 2009 by Delacorte Press
Thomas wakes up in an elevator with no clue what’s going on, who he is or any specifics of his past. Then suddenly, he sees a bunch of teens his age.
“Welcome to the Glade.”
The Glade, the middle of the maze, the center of activity out in wherever. Nobody knows what the place is. Some have been there for two years, and they haven’t got a clue. Every day runners go out into the maze that surrounds the Glade to look for a way out. Here’s the catch: the maze is filled with grievers, mechanical monsters with spikes and deadly surgical equipment arms. When the elevator comes up with a girl, everything starts to change. In an action-packed intriguing novel, James Dashner creates realistic characters and a setting that you can visualize. Full of suspense, twists and turns, The Maze Runner is a perfect book for fans of dystopians and puzzles.
I went into this thinking that it would be like the third task from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire but in the form of a whole book. I can tell you that I was wrong. I was blown away by the story, such a unique idea that is played out seamlessly. It is completely different from the third task and, man, this book was so full of surprises and craziness I loved it so much. This was one of my favorite reads of the year and I can not WAIT to read the following books.
9.5 out of 10 XanderStars