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The Maze Runner

By James Dashner, published by Chicken House

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

Thomas wakes up in a lift. He cannot remember anything; why he was there or who his family was. The only thing that he can remember is his first name.

The lift opens to reveal a strange place called ‘the glade’. The glade is where the boys, who have been sent up in the lift too,live, and is a safehaven in the middle of a giant… deadly… unsolvable maze. And lurking in the maze are the Grievers; blood-thirsty half-machine-half-animals who are determined to stab whoever enters the maze.

Like Thomas, none of the boys know anything about their haven or why they are there. The only thing they know to do is survive, and solve the maze. But when a Girl arrives in the lift with a terrifying note, Thomas and the other Gladers’ lives’ will change forever…

Wow. Just wow. I didn’t realize this book would be so great!

I was thrown into the story on the first page scared, confused and in the dark just like Thomas… which i strangely loved. There was no explaining anything in great detail, just pure action and suspense. Thomas was a remarkable excellent protagonist, he was brave, heroic, curious and clever… just plainly awesome. I loved every single character, especially the mysterious girl, Teresa!

Every second of the story was fast paced and drew me in. The setting is very imaginative and unlike any other setting in books of The Maze Runners’ category.

The cliffhanger at the ending was brilliant. I now can’t wait to carry on reading about Thomas, Teresa, Minho, Newt and the other Gladers in the second installment, ‘The Scorch Trials’!

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