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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Series: the Maze Runner #1
Published by Delacourte on 2009
Genres: dystopia, fantasy, YA
Source: the library
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If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
So I finished this in November, but it took me a bit to write the review because I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. That happens sometimes. I did like the book, I liked the characters, I liked the storyline, but everything was just “good” – I didn’t really love the characters, or the storyline, or the worldbuilding.
However, I’m glad I sat on writing the review, because I discovered something- the book stuck with me. I might not have been crazy about the book when I read it – I honestly had to plow through the middle – but I’ve caught myself wondering about all the questions that are left unanswered in the book. And make no mistake; not a lot of questions are answered in this one. I will definitely read the next book in the series, because I find myself needing to know what happens next.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: