The Maze Runner by James Dashner — January 6, 2015

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner:

I really enjoyed the Maze Runner. I was in the library and looking for something to read that suited my taste and there it was so  I decided to read it. I really liked it a lot! I would say it is a cross between the Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies.

Thomas wakes up on a lift with no memory and he is thrown into this society of boys who had come in the same way. They have this sort of village, a community they’ve built up over roughly two years. All surrounding it is this  big complicated maze. Maze Runners are the people who go out into the maze and try to map it out in hopes of  finding  an exit. Thomas decides to become a maze runner, hence the title.

The “villain” in the story is a machine/animal that looks like a spiders, with needles containing venom that brings back your memory temporarily and makes you go insane, assuming you get the antidote and don’t die.

It was well written, had good suspense and action and believable characters. it  has a similar social structure to William Golding’s Lord of The Flies. While I found the second and third book less believable, I rate the first book A 7 out of 10. Worth reading!