Dystopian novel fans hold your breath! The one of the most amazing and full-of-awesomeness-series is here!!
I completed The Maze Runner yesterday. And I have no words to describe it. Okay I have a few words, so start reading!
Book cover blurb
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is thay every morning when the walls side back, they will risk everything to find out.
*No spoilers included*
I watched the movie first and then I decided to read the book. My experience told me the movie will be almost same as the book. Same ending, same scenes. But it is not so in The Maze Runner. The first half I knew what was going around and I knew what will really happen to Thomas. After reaching half of the book I thought ‘everything’s the same, why read more to know what happened. I know it already!’
But I was wrong. The while second half of the book doesn’t even resemble half the movie. The story twists so much I have to read every chapter now to know what’s gonna happen next.
And James Dashner, that man knows how to keep the readers at the edge of their seats. Every chapter ends with such an unexpected event and I am forced to read the next chapter to find out how the hell did that happen?
Now let’s get to other things.
The main theme of the book is new and so different. However, it is somewhat based loosely on the concept of Hunger Games. Like children trapped somewhere unknown and they need to escape. The fans of Hunger Games will surely love the Maze Runner series. The story takes us to the Glade which is situated in the middle of the Maze which is yet to be solved.
Thomas remembers only his name and rest memory is just wiped out. He helps the other boys and find different ways to escape. I am not going to include any spoilers so you have to figure out yourself if they get out of the Maze or not!
The characters are so relatable. They are the kids next door, all confused and worried how did they got here and why their memories are wiped. Thomas too is confused. Teresa, the only girl among almost 50 boys, is also confused. No one really knows anything. There’s so much confusion! Mainly the characters are scared of what lies in the Maze, how can they escape and do they even have a family outside this?
At first after reading maybe 5-6 pages I didn’t think I’d like this book that much. But once I went inside the story everything changed. The writing flow is so good, sometimes I don’t feel like keeping the book down.
The chapter endings are so good, they leave you with an event or something you never would’ve guessed happen and so you are forced to read the next chapter!
Now please grab the first opportunity you get to read the series.
You can find The Maze Runner here.
Guest review provided by Vrushali. Vrushali reads books like people eat food. As an aspiring writer, she enjoys examining the form of writing when she reviews books.
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7 thoughts on “The Maze Runner – Book Review”
Loved the books, not so much the film
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I’ve watched the film and thought there’s no point to reading the book – but you have changed my mind now :)
I happened to have read the book before watching the movie and I ended up not liking the movie! This book is as you said different and new with it’s concept!
A good read this one!
I loved this series! Hope you do to.
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I really enjoyed the Maze Runner. Like I read it on a five hour plane ride and just could not stop reading. This said though, I didn’t like the sequels. I thought things got too whacky and odd.