The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Publication Date: October 6, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Press
After hearing so much hype about this series, I thought I would give it a try. The story begins with Thomas waking up. He finds that he has no memory at all; the only thing he remembers is his name. He enters the Glade and is introduced to the kids who are also trapped inside the Glade. Together they find a way to survive as they get thrown difficult challenges.
The Maze Runner was a fantastic read for me. It had the perfect dose of suspense and mystery. This book will have you flipping through pages and pages until you reach the end. The beginning was a bit slow for me, but after a few chapters, it starts to pick up.
One of the things that I disliked about this book was Thomas. I didn't really enjoy his character. He was annoying - very annoying. It didn't help that his POV was in third person. I think that if it was written in first person that it would have been better. Or another alternative would have been if we got into the heads of the other characters such as Minho, Chuck or perhaps Newt.
The ending was brilliant. It was planned perfectly and I had no clue what was going to happen next. I'm extremely excited to read the second book in the series. Hopefully it would be as good as this one.
The Maze Runner is a great read for those who love action, mystery and suspense. I highly recommend!