Review: The maze runner

  • Title: The maze runner
  • Author: James Dashner
  • Genre: Dystopian/Adventure
  • Series: Yes book 1 of 3
  • Available in the library: Yes

Review by Aaron Triffett

Maze-Runner-James-DashnerThe Maze Runner by James Dashner is a really, really good book. So good, in fact, that I read it in two days, reluctant to eat, drink or go outside because all I wanted to do was read it. A boy named Thomas wakes up in a place called the Glade, surrounded by fellow Gladers, his memory wiped and dazed and confused. He finds out that outside the walls of the Glade is the Maze, a vast…well…maze. Nobody has ever escaped it, in the two years they’ve been there. The creatures that inhabit the maze, Grievers, are so dangerous that nobody has ever survived a night in the maze. Thomas and his friends go on a mission to escape, and it’s either success or death. The Maze Runner’s mysterious nature is where it shines brightest, as you are constantly guessing what will happen next. You’re always wrong, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Later, when things get darker and Thomas & co. realise that they’re not the only humans left, the puzzle pieces start to fit together, the only mystery is what picture they make up. I rate this book four and a half stars.

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