“I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!”Syd-Syd™ wrote this review Thursday, July 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A boy book.”Renee D wrote this review Wednesday, June 30, 2010. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Didn't think I was going to like it. But, I did! Kept my interest the whole book. ”Jerry M wrote this review Wednesday, June 30, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My middle school students enjoyed this book as much as I did.”Nancy J wrote this review Friday, June 25, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Maze Runner is an absolutely amazing book!
It's freaky and makes you anxious!
It's definitely a cliff hanger.
I can't wait for the second book to come out in August!!! ”
“And interesting book: is there a second one??”*Katrina* ne ne ne... NERD! wrote this review Tuesday, June 22, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVE!”iluvcows!!!!!! wrote this review Tuesday, June 22, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this sci-fi thriller about some kids trapped in a world surrounded by an ever-changing maze. At times, it was maddening because there were so many unanswered questions, and it seemed like they'd never be explained. As it turns out, the story still ended this way, and I'll have to wait for the sequel to try to understand the situation better... genius! I will read the sequel out of sheer curiosity, but still not a 5 star book, in "my book".”Linda B wrote this review Tuesday, June 22, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Woah. I don't take this "favorite" thing lightly. The book just felt right in my hands. It totally blew my mind.”Kenzy S wrote this review Sunday, June 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When Thomas finally wakes up, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He doesn’t know why he’s in this metal box or how he got there. When the box stops moving and is opened, Thomas finds himself the newest addition to fifty odd boys living in what they’ve named the Glade. There are a few simple truths about the Glade: the stone doors to the Maze open every morning and close every night, a new boy arrives every thirty days, supplies come every week, and the Grievers usually roam the Maze at night. But Thomas’s arrival is the precursor to the unraveling of this tiny world because the next day, a girl arrives with a sinister message: Everything is going to change. The Gladers have always thought that solving the Maze was the key to getting home, but now it increasingly seems that they’ll be stuck here forever. Thomas won’t give up, though; he’s sure there has to be an end. The only problem is, the answers to freedom are securely locked within his blank memory.
The Maze Runner is without a doubt one heck of a thrill ride. From the first page of this novel to the very last, the reader is bombarded with scenes of nearly nonstop action, danger, confusion, and pain. Instead of being overwhelming, this fast paced plot is a pleasure to read. Dashner keeps the surprises popping up around every corner, and I was rarely able to even fathom what would happen next. The characters are well drawn as well. I initially thought that the placement of Thomas’s sudden feelings or hints of memories were a bit rudimentary, but they make much more sense given the conclusion of the tale. I had a little difficulty understanding the ending, though, because the reasons for the existence of the Glade and the Maze weren’t well explained or justified. Overall, The Maze Runner is a well written novel sure to excite readers and keep the guessing.
This novel appeals to fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Cherry Heaven by L.J. Adlington, and Gone by Michael Grant. I can’t wait for the next installment in this thrilling trilogy.
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