Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Genre:YA Sci Fi
Rating:PG, Thumbs up

What I like: I like how the author doesn't just overwhelm you with information, he gives you pieces at a time, it can be a little frustrating, because you just want people to tell Thomas what's going on, but at the same time it keeps you hooked because you want to know all about the maze. I really liked the characters in this book too, and the names, they were unique and clever. It may be a little too sci fi for The Flying Dutch Pig, but I really liked it. Even if the crazy things running around in the Maze were a little hard to wrap my head around.

Thomas wakes up without a single memory of who he is, where he came from, or anything before he was sitting in the metal lift with a group of boys surrounding the opening. He barely remembers his own name.
The boys fill him in on his new home,the Glade. They are in the middle a huge maze with enormous doors that shut them in the meadow every night, no one remembers anything from before the lift, and a new Glader arrives every thirty days.
Thomas reluctantly takes his place as newby as the others go about their normal routines. The very next day, Thomas is ousted from his newby status by an unexpected newcomer--a girl, the only girl that has ever come to the Glade.
And she comes with a message. The message, and her strange connection to Thomas has everyone on edge. Thomas must try to unlock the secrets hidden within his mind, in order figure out what is really going on--in order to unlock the secrets of the maze.

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