“The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

ImageI read this book in a week. And that’s saying something because I have finals coming up in three days. I checked it out of the public library last Friday and I read 133 pages in the first night. It’s a 374 page book. I know it took me a while to finish it based on that rate, and it’s not because I didn’t want to read it. It’s just finals.

My library actually had all three books in the trilogy AND the prequel so I cleaned that little James Dashner section out.

I feel no shame.

Anyway, this book is pretty much the epitome of suspense. Throughout the entire thing I was just thinking, “What is going on…?” And it was fantastic. Every time I thought I had something figured out, I was usually wrong. I don’t like predictability when it comes to books and this one did not disappoint.

Here’s the deal. The thing starts with this kid Thomas coming to in an elevator type thing going straight up for forever and he has no memory of anything other than his name. When it reaches its destination there’s a whole bunch of other boys and he’s in this big expanse called the Glade, which is surrounded by the Maze. There are four entrances to the Maze in the Glade and there are at least eight Runners who go out and search the Maze during the day after the Doors open in the morning. They have to get back at night before the Doors close again or else they’ll be trapped in the Maze with the Grievers and nobody wants that. This author sure does like capitalizing things. Anyway, Thomas’s arrival throws the whole thing off and things start going weird, even though everything had previously been running smoothly for like two years. A girl shows up and she’s in a coma but she brings bad news and all that and you just need to read this thing and get the deets for yourself.

This book ended right in the middle of a whole mess of stuff and the only thing keeping me from devouring the second book in the series right now is the knowledge that I need to do well on my finals and make good grades and stuff.

But I may use that book as a reward after I get through a few more sets of flashcards.

There are just so many questions I need answered. Half the time I wondered if the author even knew what was going on.

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Here’s some Griever humor for you.

And here’s the trailer for the movie, which is coming out in September or something like that with Dylan O’Brien (*swoon*) even though it looks totes different than the book (i.e., that girl is definitely not in a coma).

To studying and school and all that jazz,
Maegan

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