The Maze Runner

by James Dashner | Teens |
ISBN: 0385737955 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dancing-dog of Cordova, Tennessee USA on 10/28/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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 surrounded 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 have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But 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 buried within his mind.

I enjoyed this book a lot. Great plot but I thought the characters were maybe just a tiny bit flat at times. That won't keep me from reading the sequel however ...

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 10, 2012
Received a lovely birthday package from dancing-dog and this was included in it!

Thank you so much d-d!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Thomas wakes up with no memories but his name, as he's lifted up to an area where other teenage boys help him out of a lift. Welcome to the glade. The other boys all have similar stories to him. They've been there for up to two years and every month a new boy is lifted to the glade. Outside of the glade is a very long maze where the walls close off at night, to help ward off miserable creatures that try to kill you. There are runners that go out every day to navigate and plot the maze, trying to find an exit. These boys try to do everything they can to escape the maze, get back their memories, and figure out who put them in this place.

The day after Thomas arrives, another person arrives to the glade. It's unheard of that two people arrive within the same month, and even more unheard of that it's a girl. She brings a message, and it's not good.

Like The Hunger Games, and Divergent, this book involves teens dealing with an end-of-world type of scenario. This is the same, except the main character is a male. Despite that, I enjoyed the characters in this book as much as its similar novels. The premise is quite interesting as well. What would you do if you were trapped in a maze and couldn't figure out how to escape? And you couldn't remember much? I'm sure it would be quite frustrating.

The only part of this book that I felt left down by was the ending. I didn't like the explanation of why they ended up in the maze and what had happened to the world. Despite that, I would still read the next book in the series.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 28, 2013
This book is with me :)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 23, 2013
This book is back with me. Unfortunately my mom (AceofHearts) didn't get a chance to read it before she passed away.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 04, 2014
A bit slow until half-way through, then picked up.

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
This book made its way through a few colleagues at work and it's now been left with another who I've told to pass it along she's done!

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 16, 2015
Very engaging story. I literally couldn't put it down! Worth the read, but I was told that subsequent books were not so good.

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