Monday, April 12, 2010

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 19/20
Remembrance- 9/10
Quote-ability- 9/10
Entertainment- 20/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 10/10
TOTAL- 97/100
Grade- A

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.
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This book was freaking fantastic. It just might be my favorite book read so far this year.

Books like this always get me so hyped up. It's book like these that make me think about them for days. Starting from the beginning I knew I would love the book. We are thrown into a strange new situation just like Thomas. We learn everything when he learns it. There is just a certain level of suspense in here that is hard to come by.

I loved all of the characters. Even the ones that I was supposed to hate I loved. Thomas said what he needed to and did what was right for him. Each character held a certain purpose in the story and weren't just filler.

Something was always happening which was awesome. If there wasn't some huge action scene we were discovering something new about the Glade. The Maze Runner has the ability to take you on a wild ride which you never want to end. I couldn't even begin to guess what would happen next.

Overall I would say The Maze Runner was a fantastic dystopian read that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for something new and exciting. I can not wait for the next book. At least I don't have to wait too long.

-Amanda

3 comments:

KM said...

I. Love. This. Book. So good! One of my favorite YA's out there.

Jim said...

Thanks for the book review- maybe I'll pick it up for a little new excitement!

Majken said...

I will go right to the book store and pick this book up. It looks sooooo good!!!