Monday, April 5, 2010

Great Book - The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Last week I finished a great book which I devoured: James Dashner's The Maze Runner. The story revolves around Thomas, a teen who wakes up in an elevator with any memories of his past life. Once he reaches the top elevator his new life starts in the Glade, a place that is surrounded by a dangerous maze. The Gladers, or the teens who live in the Glade have those amongst them that are called Runners. The Runners search the maze for an escape from their current lives. Thomas arrives with a series of other strange happenings that signal the end of the Gladers existence in the Glade and a final battle to escape the nasty creatures that lurk in the maze.

This is my kind of book. The whole time I read it I kept wondering about what would happen next. This drove me to move the next page and the next. The pacing is great and Dashner did a fabulous job of holding back just enough to make me curious about what would come next. (Ok, not curious, a bit crazy.) I read it quickly and highly recommend it to others. By the time I reached the end, I was kinda sad since I'd have to wait a while to read the next one. =)

1 comment:

Sarah Bromley said...

I really need to read this. It's on my list.