END OF BOOK ONE – Four of the most frustrating and glorious words that one can read in a book. I just finished reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. What an amazing book. And frustrating. Just like the end of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner leaves you hanging. You think all has been solved, but apparently there is so much more to come. I can’t wait.
If you liked the Hunger Games, then you will love The Maze Runner.
Thomas, who doesn’t remember his last name, wakes up in an elevator and doesn’t know where he is or how he got there. He isn’t sure of his age or if there is a family that is looking for him, although he is pretty sure that at one point he had a mom and dad, he just can’t remember their names.
Seconds after waking in this unknown, and frightening, environment, the elevator starts to move. Then the doors open and Thomas is blinded by bright sunshine. He can smell the outdoors and here a crowd of boys. Thomas climbs out of the elevator and into a new world which will become his new home, The Glade.
The Maze Runner tells Thomas’ story of trying to survive in a world populated by boys who appeared there in the same strange fashion. It is a world that has created its own rules of survival, rules that must not be broken. The only problem is, Thomas is sure that he can get home, if he could just get away with breaking the rules.
You need to read this book, it is aMAZEing (too much?). I can’t wait for the second book to come out. After doing a little bit of poking around on line, I believe the sequel to The Maze Runner is coming out October 2010 and will be titled The Scorch Trials.