Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Maze Runner Book Review

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

The Maze Runner
James Dashner
374 pages
Published October 6, 2009
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse enclosed by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them, open. Every night they are closed tight. And that every 30 days a new boy is delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. Only the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets that are buried within his mind.

  I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars..

I really liked this book.  It is action packed and full of questions.  Some that are answered in the book and some that are not.  While I was reading it sort of reminded me of The Lord of the Flies.  The way they had to work together and of course you have some who play by their own rules.

Thomas wakes up in a lift.  He can remember nothing except his first name.  When he arrives at the
Glade he finds it filled with young boys, like himself.  They remember nothing about their past lives, nothing before the Glade.  Something feels familiar to Thomas even though he is sure that he has never been to this place before.  Even the Maze that closes tight every night does not scare him like it should.

Then something different happens.  A girl arrives the next day with a message.  A message that they don't fully understand, or do they?

As I said before, I liked the book, I didn't love it.  If you liked Lord of the Flies or even The Hunger Games, you will probably like it.  I was so excited in the beginning and the middle but toward the end it started loosing its flavor, in my opinion.  I will read the other two to see what happens.. I hope you enjoyed this review..


  1. Really liked this book! The second one is not as good as the first and the third....UGH it just is not good. The 4th is coming out soon I believe. I will probably read it hoping it makes up for the 3rd.

  2. So it is like Hunger Games. I can't wait to read it!