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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
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Mar 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: dystopia, young-adult, 2010, apocalyptic-types, series, survive-this, love-the-premise, science-fiction

This was so much fun!! Lots of action and interesting plot twists. Not quite on par with the Hunger Games trilogy, but definitely of that type. The one lone girl in the story is interesting, but not developed enough I'm afraid. But this is part of a series, so maybe the follow-up will do more with her. The straight forward propulsive storytelling technique used here involving a group of young males, makes this an ideal recommendation for the reluctant male reader in your life.
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Reading Progress

March 29, 2010 – Shelved
September 28, 2010 – Started Reading
September 28, 2010 –
page 100
26.04% "Awesome so far. A real page-turner: it's like the movie Cube crossed with Hunger Games, with a twist of Lord of the Flies."
September 29, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jason (new) - added it

Jason i'm thinking i can skip The Kill Order and go right into this one. what do you think? I know you read it a long, long time ago so if you cant remember that's totally fine


Trudi I didn't read The Kill Order (it wasn't published when I read The Maze Runner). I would say jump right into The Maze Runner. Depending on your enjoyment of the series, you can always go back and read the "prequel".


message 3: by Jason (new) - added it

Jason I rarely like prequels. They never work out and seem like a desperate ploy to get money.


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