The Maze Runner by James Dashner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Maze Runner is another book from the teen dystopian genre. A group of teen boys have been placed in a glade inside a huge maze. They have no memories of their lives before the maze but they know they need to get out! Instead of reverting to a Lord of the Flies society, they build a community in the glade and work together. While this is happening, the boys are also menaced by strange half organic-half machine monsters!
Things go side ways when a young women is sent to the Glade and the craziness begins.
I liked the book as you can see by my 4 star rating. But, this is also a genre I favor. The plot is good, but it does take the story a while to get moving. I almost gave up on it about a third of the way in. After checking online at a few other reviews, I decided to stick with it and I was happy I did!
One negative, the writing is a little weak. Some of the dialog seems contrived and a few places the book is worth a quick skimming over.
If you like this ‘type’ of book go for it! If it’s not your genre skip it. Unlike Hunger Games, I would not qualify Maze Runner as a cross-over book.