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The Maze

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"When Andrea is given a maze in a mysterious box, she is curious. A new fantasy adventure with plot twists and turns, from one of Canada's best-loved children's writers" Cf. Our choice, 2003.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by HarperCollins Canada
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Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd call this a book for teens, but it's also a fantasy novel. A teen girl, Andrea, is given a device which can transport her into a maze-like world that responds to the emotions of one who is in the maze. When two of the girls who "haze" Andrea become trapped in the maze, she must rescue them. The novel has obvious themes about friendship and dealing with anger, but I think it works for young adults. An interesting aspect of the book is that it deals with female bullying, which, sadly, is ...more
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Well, I read this all in one sitting, so it was a real page-turner for me.

A story of a teenage girl trying to find the centre of a maze, her own centre too, in another dimension built on emotions. So much metaphor, the struggles girls face, the anatomy of a bully's brain, and just the realization that each person can choose their own destiny in the end.

A great fantasy story, built in the real world and crafted with care :)
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Barbara Gordon
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cover blurb: What is the amazing power of the maze inlaid in a mysterious shiny black box? Andrea Austin doesn't know what to expect when she is given the box; all she knows is that she doesn't want to be the victim of Crystal, leader of the frightening gang of Six, anymore.
Abbotsville High isn't much fun for Andrea. As if being a target of the only girl gang in school isn't enough, Andrea's father won't even let her change her clothes, her hair, or anything so that she can fit in. So when
Bonnie Ferrante
Oct 06, 2011 rated it liked it
I think this is more of a middle grade book than a young adult. The situations were pretty predictable and the characters simple but it had some good moments and carried a great message. I found the dialogue stilted and unrealistic for kids their age.
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Monica Hughes was a very popular writer for young people, and has won numerous prizes. Her books have been published in the United States, Poland, Spain, Japan, France, Scandinavia, England, and Germany. She has twice received the Canada Council Prize for Children's Literature, and was runner-up for the Guardian Award.

She is the author of Keeper of the Isis Light, an American Library Association
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