The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
Thomas wakes up to darkness. Harsh scrapes of metal against metal echo around him as the lift lurches upward. The only thing he can remember is his name.
The lift stops. The doors open. Hands pull him up, out of the Box, into the Glade. A safe haven, inhabited by fifty or so boys, in the dead center of an ever-changing maze, full of nocturnal bio-mechanical monsters. All of the boys have no memory of their life before being sent there. All are searching for a way out. It’s been two years, and no one’s found one.
There are many words to describe the maze and the things within it.
Then a girl arrives in the Box. The first girl ever. But that’s not all. She carries with her a note bearing news: everything is going to change.
And change it does. As Thomas adjusts to life in the Glade, the mysteries that the massive maze surrounding it hold present themselves in a tantalizing fashion, begging to be solved. Why were they put here? What’s out there? Why does it change? What’s happening out in the world, beyond the Maze? And most importantly: How will they ever get out?
James Dashner weaves a masterful story, full of suspense and action, leaving you at the edge of your seat. This post-apocalyptic, dystopian young adult novel is made up of well-built characters, keeping it real even in the face of impossibility. It is original and bold, presenting a future that people will do anything to avoid. Dive into the world of the Maze, because once you’re in, you won’t want to come out.