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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
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Mar 28, 2012

really liked it

4.5

This read was... a unique experience. I loved trying to visualize 'the Maze' and all that it entailed. I enjoyed the main protagonist greatly, which surprised me. I usually tend to focus on side characters who are infinitely more interesting. Not this time.

I don't usually go for mysteries... but I felt just as desperate for the truth with each turn of a page --- in the end, I feel like I just plowed through watching a season of LOST --- far too many questions than answers. Ah well --- that never stopped me from loving the TV show.

I think the setting, the POST-apocalyptic allusions, white coat experiments, and determined youth were my favorite elements. I really did have a lovely time visualizing the Maze, trying to puzzle out things before I was told the answers. The only one I caught the jump on was the meaning of WICKED.

I hope to get my hands on the sequels very soon. All in all, a quick, intense read. I recommend giving it a go.
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Reading Progress

March 28, 2012 – Shelved
May 2, 2012 – Started Reading
June 13, 2012 –
page 58
15.1% "<3"
June 13, 2012 –
page 58
15.1% "<3"
June 13, 2012 –
page 67
17.45%
June 13, 2012 –
page 106
27.6% "i like it lots --- i like imaginin' the imagery most of all --- i love pausing just to close my eyes and drink in what I'm picturing in my head."
June 13, 2012 –
page 106
27.6% "i like it lots --- i like imaginin' the imagery most of all --- i love pausing just to close my eyes and drink in what I'm picturing in my head."
June 13, 2012 –
page 122
31.77% "F***************************************\n \n >.<\n \n this book is crazy intense! --- my heart started RUNNNING~~~\n \n HA. Maze Runner. \n \n HAAAAAAaaaaaaaa~~~~~~~"
June 13, 2012 –
page 146
38.02%
June 14, 2012 –
page 184
47.92% "I LOVE THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH."
June 16, 2012 –
page 232
60.42% "i cannot express how much i love this book."
June 16, 2012 –
page 265
69.01%
June 16, 2012 –
page 320
83.33%
June 16, 2012 – Finished Reading

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