Saturday, May 21, 2011

Maze Runner By James Dashner

I came across this novel when some of my Twitter friends were talking about it.  Then I looked it up online and read through some of the reviews and thought it sounded interesting.  The one thing that I did not realize is that I would be sucked into a world that I never thought would exist.  I really cared about these characters.

The book begins with Thomas.  He is trapped in a sort-of elevator (or The Box) and he does not know anything but just his name.  When The Box reaches the top he is surrounded by a group of young boys and he finds out that he is in The Glade.  He is completely unsure of what to do, where he is, or why there are walls that move at night.  The one thing he does know is that outside the walls is a maze and when the boys figure out the maze they can go home. 

Then a girl shows up the very next day and tell all the boys there will be no more after her.  Teresa then falls into a deep coma but can talk to Thomas telepathically.  It is at that time that Thomas starts begin a Runner.  The Runners run the Maze everyday from the time they wake until the walls close at night to map out the Maze and see if it can be figured out so that they can go home.  It is not that simple because there are Grievers in the Maze and if you get "stung" then you go through something called Changing.  During this your memories begin to come back.  Thomas realizes that he has to get stung so that he can be able to solve the Maze. 

When he comes out of the Changing and Teresa out of her coma he is able to convince the others that the Maze needs to be solved and they have to get out of there.

However, I am not going to spoil the surprise of the ending.  But I will tell you that Scorch Trials is out and there is third book out soon!

This is a must read!

1 comment :

  1. This book sounds awesome. I keep hearing good things about James Dashner and his books. I will definitely be adding this one to my wishlist :)