Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Maze Runner

Once every 30 days the elevator delivers another boy to the Glade. Thomas was expected the day he came. The fact that he remembers nothing of his life but his name was also expected, all the Gladers, the boys who live there, have the same experience. Stuck in an area surrounded by stone walls that only open during the day, they are just struggling to survive. They think the key to escape is solving the maze, the puzzle beyond the walls. Runner leave every day to try, but no one wants to be left in the maze at night.

The girl who arrives in the lift the next day is a shock. The message she delivers before entering a coma is even more confusing to the Gladers, but it especially effects Thomas who starts to wonder if he is the key to finding the answers they so desperately seek. If he could just remember...

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is a science fiction book that keeps the reader guessing and surprised. The book seems to be Lord of the Flies meets Hunger Games. Driven by great visual descriptions, suspense, and a "keep you on your toes" plot makes many readers eager to read the next two books in the trilogy.

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