The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner is a heck of a book. Suspense, thrill, action, advenute, and trust. What would you do if you woke up and couldn't remember your past? I would freak out. Even though Thomas has no idea whats going on, he has to adapt to his new way of life. The head boy of the Glade, Alby, shows Thomas his jobs in the Glade and how everything works: from the barns to the maze. And Thomas knows. He wants to be a runner. A runner runs through the maze all day and remembers what he sees so he can map out a path when the day is over. They are trying to find a way out of the Glade. And every night, huge stone gates close in the Gladers. You don't want to be stuck inside the maze when the doors close. You don't come back. The Grievers will get you. Scary as it is, it doesn't keep Thomas from pursuing his dream to be a runner. Minho, the main runner trains Thomas to be a runner and together, they set off on the brink of discovery.
James Dashner did a marvelous job of writing The Maze Runner. He knew exactly when to throw in another twist to the plot. The plot is new and original and I enjoyed just about every bit of it. It could get a bit confusing at times, and sometimes it was so suspenseful I thought my heart was about to jump right out of my chest! I would recomend this book to everyone out there. Although there isn't too much romance, there is enough suspense and adventure to please all.
Overall Rating: 4