Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner


Thomas isn't sure of anything when he wakes up in a dark metal box. He has no memories of his past, and doesn't know where he is.

Enter the world of the Glade, an open area surrounded by walls and supplied with everything the few boys need to sustain life. Beyond the walls is a maze so complex that some of the boys have been running the maze every day for two years and have yet to find a way out. Supplies come up the box every week, and like clockwork one boy is added every month to their numbers.

Thomas is only at the Glade for one day when a girl is sent up in the box. The first girl, and the first time two days in a row a person is sent to the Glade, and with a message, "This is the last one. Ever."

Thomas now faces the uncertain future, living in a world made to sustain him that has started to fall apart. Escape all seems impossible, but what world is there to escape to?

The Maze Runner is a slow building adventure book, that drops the reader in the middle of the action. You'll feel as confused, angry, hopeful and desperate as Thomas and the other Gladers. If you liked the Hunger Games or the Uglies series, this is a must read for you!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Check out the Maze Runner website at Random House, for games while you wait for the next book in the series The Scorch Trials out October 2010!)