The Maze Runner by James Dashner


GENRE- YA, dystopian

PUBLISHED- October 6, 2009

RATING- 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

My Review

The Maze Runner was an amazing book first of all. James Dashner did a great job on creating the setting, plot, and characters. The description of the Glade and all of the characters was very well done and made the story seem quite realistic. Throughout the book I would feel so many different emotions for the characters due to the fact they seemed real. The story itself is funny, exciting, and altogether wonderful.

My favorite thing about this dystopian novel is all the mystery. Thomas only remembers his name when he gets to the glade and nothing else, like all of the other Gladers. No one else can remember their past either, making it hard for them to know why they were sent to the Glade. I  couldn’t put this book down due to all the puzzling things that I wanted to find out. The author did a great job on presenting the mystery making the book very fun to read.

The only things I could pick on about this book is that some parts got dragged on. There was times when parts just got boring and some seemed unnecessary. The good thing is that when it got boring it did not last very long. And the parts that were not super fun to read were redeemed by the twists and action in the rest of the book.

If you have yet to read The Maze Runner, I suggest you go pick it up right away. If you love other dystopian novels like The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogy you will love this book. When reading this, expect crazy twists, awesome action, and great humor.


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