The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

I finished “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner the other day.   It follows Thomas, a boy who wakes up in a lift with no memory of how he came to be.  He emerges into the Glade – a strange place filled with other teenage boys.  They’re all trapped in this giant maze and are eking out an existence and trying to find some way to escape.  Every night the walls close on the Glade and the walls move in the Maze – sealing them in and protecting them from the creatures prowling outside. Thomas feels drawn to the Maze and seems a catalyst for change as he pursues answers.

Pros:

– Fast-paced story that piqued my curiosity.

– Well-written characters.

Cons:

– Most of the time I felt like asking ,”What the hell is going on????”  In fairness, the main character doesn’t seem to know what’s going on either.

– A little cold/bloodthirsty for my tastes.

Overall rating: 3/5

I will definitely be reading the sequels.

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