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The Maze Runner Review

Updated on December 24, 2014

A few years ago I randomly picked up "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. I am not a big fantasy or dystopian fan so I knew this would be a hit or miss for me. And what a hit it did!

A young boy wakes up in an elevator with no memory of how this came to be. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. What is at the top of the elevator? Read "The Maze Runner". You won't be disappointed.

"The Glade" although a prison is also what brings everyone together. It truly becomes a character, or the glue, that bonds events and the boys together. What happens when a girl is thrown into the mix? Chaos.


"The Maze Runner" by James Dashner is a wonderful dystopian story. I like to describe it as a modern "Lord of the Flies" where children search for answers about their situation and also about themselves.

The book can be disturbing and I was often 'on the edge of my seat' wanting to read more. One of my coworkers happened to walk in on a particular suspenseful moment and I jumped right out of my chair.

Although "The Maze Runner" is a young adult novel, I believe readers of any age will appreciate James Dashner's writing. I finished the book the same day!

"The Maze Runner" is the first book in a series of three. The first film is set to release in September of 2014. I can't wait to see if it does the book justice. As always I suggest reading the book first.

If you enjoyed "The Maze Runner", you may also like:

-The Hunger Games

-The Giver

-Divergeant

-Uglies

-Gone

-Lord of the Flies

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