The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner
Pages: 384
Rating: 5/5

When Thomas woke up, the only thing he could remember was his name. Kids were flocking around him and he was told that he was in the Glade, a small community inside giant stone walls. Later on, he learned that they were being experimented like lab rats and to get out of that living hell, they have to fight themselves out the Maze where metallic beetles and Grievers lurk ready to shred the Gladers to pieces. A day after Thomas arrived in the Glade, to everybody’s surprise another unconscious girl was sent (they were baffled because it was supposed to be just one glader a month). When Thomas tried to see the girl when she was still unconscious, he was stunned because it seemed like he can hear the girl speaking to him on his mind. At one time, Thomas voluntarily let a griever bite him so he could enter the Changing with the thought that he would remember everything. Well, he was basically right but what he remembered was way more than what he expected, it turned out that he was one of the Creators of the Maze and Teresa was his bestfriend. It was a shocked to him of course but it kind of helped them solved the Maze.

I haven’t read any novel with the same kind of idea that is why I enjoyed The Maze Runner very much. I like how I do not know anything at the start and I only got to know things when Thomas discovers things. It’s like I only know what Thomas knows. What enforced me to finish this novel is the cluelessness (is there such a word? ) of Thomas. I recommend this to dystopian and science fiction lovers.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. ~The Maze Runner