Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quick Review-The Maze Runner

About the Book: (taken from The Maze Runner website)

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

My Review:

The Maze Runner is a book that is hard to put down once you start reading! Thomas and the Gladers are an interesting lot and the story of their "community" sucks you in and makes you want to know more. Where do these kids come from? What is the Glade? What is up with the unsolvable maze? Who are the Creators and what are they doing? Inquiring minds want to know..NOW!

This book is interesting on so many levels that I think it will attract a varied crowd. You have the human story of a group of people (kids..boys) thrown together trying to survive. You have the sci-fi aspect that's bound to please that crowd. I was completely taken in by these boys and their story. I was cheering them on at the end and really felt like I was there with them. This book was fun and I hope to read more of their story SOON.

Visit The Maze Runner website to get more information on the book, pre-order status and the author!

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