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Remember. Survive. Run.

The Maze Runner
James Dashner

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.

First Impressions:I've been wanting to read this book from the first time I stumbled across it online. I was looking for more dystopian novels after reading The Hunger Games and let me tell you, this is right up there with that book if you ask me.
Setting: The setting was incredible! The detail and creativeness of this blew me away. I won't give too much away, but the setting is one of the main focuses of the story, if not the main one and it had to be perfect for this story to work; it definitely was.
Characters: The characters were great! All of them were teenagers and all boys, except for one girl. They each were well developed and I loved all of them. Some were funny, some had very distinct voices, which isn't something you see all the time.
Writing Style: The writing was amazing! It's one of the few third person books I like. Excuse me, loved! The writing was one of the elements that made the book much more enjoyable. Mr. Dashner definitely jumped onto my favorite author's list. He had a way of keeping a reader that's hard to do and made everything that unrealistic, realistic. Even the way he wrote in third person was unlike anything else I've read.
Cover: The cover is one of my all-time favorites. The colors and the elements really fit well with the contents of the story.
Plot: In.Cred.A.Bull! Really. The story was amazing and so thought out. It had everything I love in a story; drama, action, adventure, mystery, humor, etc. There wasn't one second where I was bored. If I had time, I would have devoured it in one setting. From the very beginning, I was sucked into this world and the story and it was intense all the way through. With twists and turns I never saw coming and it made my mind work in a good way. I wanted to try to solve the maze with the characters. Nothing was hard to remember like you think there would have been with a story like this. In the beginning, it was so mysterious and it was great not to know what was going on so that we were just as clueless as the main character. Everything unraveled at the perfect pace and there was a good balance with humor. I loved every minute of it.
Dislikes: Okay, so I'm totally looking into this too much, it's the math side in me. But each month, a new kid is brought to the Glade, but then the person who had been there the longest, had only been there for two years. That means there were only about 24 kids, however, in the book, it seemed to be much more than that.
Final Thoughts: This book was amazing and it's on my top five list! Too amazing for words and I want the next book so bad!

Ratings:

Setting:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Characters: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Writing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cover: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Plot: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Recommend it? Definitely! That's a no brainer! Especially if you liked The Hunger Games!

This has been a review by Evie!!! Peace out!
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Re: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Post on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:58 pm by LibielShadow
Gosh, now it makes me want it even MORE!
Thanks, Evie! Very Happy
Great review!
Re: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Post on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:46 am by Evie J
haha! Welcome!
It's a must read!!! Loved every second of it!
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