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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
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Nov 22, 10

bookshelves: adventure, dark, not-graphic, sci-fi, ya

What is the maze? Who is Thomas? Why is he here? These questions and others revolving around them drive Thomas to action and drive us to keep reading. There are hints and allegations enough to keep driving momentum ever forward, but never enough answers to satisfy or quit. Thomas awakens in a dark box with no memories. The box opens and he finds himself in “the glade” surrounded by around 50 other teenage boys and massive stone walls. Outside the walls is a maze that changes every night, during the time the doors are closed and the monstrous grievers roam free. All of the others arrived as Thomas, disoriented with no memory, and they’ve developed a cooperative society bent on survival and escape. But it seems Thomas’s arrival has brought with it new and unexpected changes, along with a desperate urgency before everything falls apart and they all die. A compulsive read that is hard to put down, but ultimately unsatisfying as the start of a series.

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