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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
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Feb 03, 11

bookshelves: dystopian, review-complete
Recommended to Ash by: Shannon Keene
Recommended for: YA dystopian readers
Read from January 31 to February 03, 2011, read count: 1


WICKED is good.

The Maze Runner is a real page-turner - it keeps you guessing until the end, and even then so much is left unanswered, to be discovered later in the series. This truly thrilling read begins with a young boy waking up in darkness, able to remember the workings of the world but not specific people, places, or names. The only name he remembers is his own, and only his first name: Thomas.

Thomas is then thrust into the world of the Glade, where dozens of young boys, much like him, live in their own makeshift community, all the while trying to escape this awful prison. But escape is not as easy as it sounds, for surrounding the Glade is the Maze, which, despite the Gladers having sent Runners out into the Maze for two years now, trying to find a way out while avoiding the hideous and dangerous Grievers. For some inexplicable reason, Thomas feels an overwhelming desire to be a Runner, and after a sequence of strange events occurs - including the first ever girl to arrive at the Glade, bringing an ominous message - this dream may just become a reality. But being a Runner is not all fun and games. Because now the stakes are higher than ever - the game has begun, and the Gladers cannot lose.

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Reading Progress

01/30/2011 page 61
16.0% "already intrigued..."
02/01/2011 page 263
68.0% "updating as i read, which is why its pretty much just going 1 page at a time..."
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