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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series)
by James Dashner | Teens
Registered by wingPaws4Bookswing of Deal, Kent United Kingdom on 8/2/2015
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by JemmaJ): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPaws4Bookswing from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, August 02, 2015

This book has not been rated.

I've read quite a few negative reviews on this...perhaps I had low expectations and surpassed them?! I'm not sure, but I found myself turning pages and reading on and wanting more once I finished.

The characters have all lost their memories...I don't feel this to be a spoiler issue as this is on the cover of the book! Well...no memory the author has a really hard time giving depth to the personality of the characters but somehow the author pulled it off and I thought there was a rather nice mix of personalities in the end. I'm pleased to say that I brought a set of 3 of these books so without delay I will continue the saga. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPaws4Bookswing at Surprise RABCK, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 11, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/11/2015 UTC) at Surprise RABCK, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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A couple of books for my Bookcrossing friend :0) 


Journal Entry 3 by footymadgill at Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Oh dear...I've just realised I didn't journal these when I received them...sorry!

This is the first in the series and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I will send these on their merry way soon... 


Journal Entry 4 by footymadgill at Book ring, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/6/2016 UTC) at Book ring, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Sending off the first in the series on its book ring journey. Hope you enjoy! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Friday, April 15, 2016

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With me now! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (8/1/2016 UTC) at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus

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Going to the post office

You've found a travelling book. Hurray!
The book's journey continues by its finder's cooperation and creativity. By making a journal entry on this book, you can add to the book's story as it travels from reader to reader around the world.
Enjoy your reading!

Привет!
Спасибо, что нашли время зайти на сайт и сделать запись в журнале! Напишите, когда и где вы нашли книгу.
Перед тем, как попасть к Вам, она побывала в других уголках света. История ее путешествий записана на сайте, и теперь к ней добавился еще один пункт. Я очень рада, что она нашла нового читателя в Вашем лице. 


Journal Entry 7 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Tuesday, August 09, 2016

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safe and sound to Croatia. Thanks! :) 


Journal Entry 8 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Saturday, September 03, 2016

7 out of 10

Used a wee break in my schedule to read book one this weekend.
Differs slightly from the film -- book being better, naturally! :D
A story interesting enough to keep me turning pages, though some bits do seem a bit illogical. Enjoyed the book, and looking forward to reading the rest, especially parts three and four which haven't yet come out as a film.

Will be contacting footymadgill to see who is next in line; I remember a few more takers in the forum thread. 


Journal Entry 9 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Monday, September 26, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (9/26/2016 UTC) at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia

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On its way to Clairby11xxx in UK. Enjoy! :) 


Journal Entry 10 by wingClairby11xxxwing at Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 30, 2016

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Thank you, can't wait to read this :) 


Journal Entry 11 by wingClairby11xxxwing at Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 01, 2017

5 out of 10

I really wanted to like this book, I persevered in the hope it would improve and there would be some reward or revelation for me that would make me desperate to read the next book (because I have the whole trilogy in my possession). Alas it would appear I waited in vain as I am no more knowledgeable now than I was going in.

The key thing that really annoyed me about this book was the total lack of explanation throughout. The characters seemed to spend all their time withholding information from each other for no apparent reason. Just to be clear these boys are supposed to be smart and the best they can come up with is to continuously run around the maze making maps and keeping it a total secret from the majority of the group. They kept saying "we have tried everything", I just got so tired of hearing it, if you're trapped in an apparently exitless maze why are you literally running in circles achieving precisely nothing?!

On the up side it was a light read for a young adult dystopia, don't expect any The Hunger Games emotional weight as the characters here are more two dimensional than a piece of paper. I know that sounds harsh but I actually like a bit of substance to my characters and just because this is young adult I see no need to dumb down their plight.

On the whole this was a bit of a miss for me, I'll read the rest of the series but if I didn't already have them on my bookshelf I don't think I'd care enough to hunt them down. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingClairby11xxxwing at A BOOKRAY , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, March 17, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (3/17/2017 UTC) at A BOOKRAY , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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On it's way to the next reader, safe travels! 


Journal Entry 13 by caroline-m at New Eltham, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, March 19, 2017

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I'm very excited to receive this as have been meaning to read it for ages! Will put at the top of the TBR pile :) 


Journal Entry 14 by caroline-m at Sidcup, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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I enjoyed this book, it was exciting and fast-paced although somewhat derivative at times - looking forward to the next one! 


Journal Entry 15 by caroline-m at Sidcup, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, June 03, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (6/3/2017 UTC) at Sidcup, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sent to JemmaJ as a RABCK 


Journal Entry 16 by JemmaJ at Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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Received from Caroline-M! Many thanks, can't wait to get into this! 


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