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The Maze Runner book review
This song is called THe Maze. It works y'all!
I met the author of this book, James Dashner, at a book signing. He was there signing books next to the author I had really come to meet. I gave him that "Oh you're an author how cool but who the heck are ya?" kinda look. I spoke to him to be polite. My friends even bought a few of his books. Did I? No. I'm sure he was looking at me the whole time thinking, "What a shuck faced shank." What is a shuck face you ask? What's a shank? Well... read the book. Now I'm kicking myself for not buying a signed copy when I had the chance. This book is now a NY Times Best Seller. Sometimes my brain is like a big piece of klunk.
Imagine waking up in a dark room with only the knowledge of your first name. Faces and memories are muted and blurred. This is how The Maze Runner begins. Thomas wakes up in an empty metal room only knowing his first name. He soon enters a strange world called the Glade. Or has he been there before? The Glade is a place where about 60 teenage boys live. They all share the same problem, no knowledge of the life before they came there except their first name. The boys are surrounded by four insurmountable walls with four entrances into The Maze. All they know is they have to get through this stone labyrinth that changes every night when the walls close off and everyone sleeps. Hopefully then they'll find answers. Who are they? Where do they come from? Do they have parents? Friends? Meanwhile they have to keep themselves alive by farming, raising animals, not killing each other, oh..... and not getting killed by the monstrous death slugs, called grievers, that roam the maze at night.
This is a great futuristic novel that keeps you guessing all the way through it. The characters are well written with distinct personalities. When I got to the last page and read the epilogue I still didn't know if I loved it like Twilight or The Hunger Games, because I still wasn't sure what the heck was going on. I have finally come to the conclusion that I just don't know what to think. I think I do like it for sure. I do know I have to read the sequel! The next book will be called The Scorch Trials. Its release date is October 12th 2010. That's next week! If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you'll like this series or at least want to read the next one to figure out if you like it or not! :) The plot is very unique. Throughout the book I was trying to figure out the Maze, and the end just brought on more questions. An awesome thing about the book is I can easily see it being made into a movie. In fact, I've already started to cast the boys and characters in my head. Don't be surprised if you see a cast list for this book soon!