Monday, June 10, 2013

The Maze Runner by James Dashner Review

Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Delacorte Press
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 375 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Maze Runner #1 


When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is empty.

But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as anyone can remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, for just as long, they've closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the Maze after dark.

The Gladers were expecting Thomas' arrival. But the next day, a girl is sent up- the first girl ever to arrive at the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might find their way home... wherever that may be. But it's looking more and more as if the Maze is unsolvable.

And something about the girl's arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers- if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.


Overly-hyped book, so why not check it out? I did and was not that amazed by it. I don't really know.

I bought this book about two years ago after reading the Hunger Games and I wanted something to read that have the same feel and atmosphere. I tried reading this the first time, I stopped at chapter 5. The second time I stopped at chapter 3. The third try I read this for a read-a-thon and got to halfway and skimmed the last part.

It's not that I didn't like it, but I had many things to do at that time and I didn't really fell for it. I could tell many people liked it and there will be a movie staring Dylan O'Brian. I don't know. I might read this again probably near the movie so this review might change.



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