THE MAZE RUNNER
I read the maze runner by James Dashner for my second quarter independent reading book. This is the first of four books and each book has the same main character. I really enjoyed reading the book and I would give it a rating of 10 out of 10. This book is nominated as the New York Times Bestseller. The reason why I liked it so much was because I really felt I was the person in the book and I couldn’t stop reading.
The Maze runner starts of when Thomas wakes up in total darkness and he has no idea where he is. He figures out what happened but he can’t remember anything. He only knows his name but not his age or mom and dad. When the doors open he sees about 50 young boys between the age of 14 to 19 standing there and asking him all these questions but he has no answers for them. The boys explain that he is in the “glades” but they all don’t know why they are here. He later discovered that this glade is surrounded by hundred feet high walls and there are 4 big doors that close every night and open exactly at 6 am. Those doors lead into the maze where the boys run around during the day and try to find a way out. Some boys are in the glades for over 2 years and nobody found a way out. That’s the moment when Thomas decides he wants to be a runner. But everybody laughed at him. But one night when the doors are closing he goes in the maze and trying to help his friends. He is getting chased by the “grievers” survives it. After that everybody respects him because he was the first one who survived the maze during the night. Then a new person arrives but this time it’s a girl called Teresa and she can speak to him through her mind. They find a way to solve the maze and break free but instead of paradise they just got in bigger