Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Maze Runner

People have been raving about this book for years and I feel silly for just now getting around to reading it, but boy am I glad I did!! This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys dystopia novels like "The Hunger Games Trilogy" or "Divergent." It's a futuristic world where kids have to fend for their lives and know one (including the reader) knows what the hell is going on until the very end.

The story opens with Thomas awakening in a metal box and being hauled up to "the Glade." It's a haven full of teenage boys who survive by trying to create order in a world of chaos. The Glade is located smack dab in the middle of a giant maze filled with grievers, terrible slug like mechanical creatures that come out after dark and sting or kill you. No one knows why they're there but every day the maze runners risk their lives by running around the massive labyrinth trying to find a way out. Everyone's memory has been wiped, all they remember is coming up in the metal box. Their life is a hell, paranoia, chaos, and death meets them at every turn. Can Thomas adjust to this hellish nightmare? What is the meaning of the maze? Why are they there? Trust me you'll want to read more! This page turner will keep you guessing til the very end. I can't wait to read the sequel!

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