James Dashner – The Maze Runner

Review From User :

lord of the flies. the hunger games. the maze runner.

these books gave me life when i was a teenager. i was OBSESSED with high-stakes survival stories, especially with a dystopian atmosphere. and while this is a rare case where i think the film is better than the book, this story is just sooo good.

firstly, can we take a moment to appreciate a lead male protagonist! while its becoming a more frequent occurrence in recent YA lit, it felt quite uncommon a decade ago. and i adore thomas. he is the perfect balance of being a charmingly reckless boy, but also kind and altruistic.

the pacing in this is nonstop action with so much mystery and intrigue. and while the sci-fi aspects of the grievers and the reason for the maze werent something i originally enjoyed, its grown on me over the years.

regardless, i loved this then and i still love it now.

4.5 stars

“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.

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.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

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