The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)The Maze Runner by James Dashner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An intriguing, sci-fi read!

This book reminded me of the movie Cube, the basic plot of both being: a group of strangers end up trapped together and they have to figure out how to escape by figuring out the solution while avoiding deadly traps.

It’s nice to see a male main character (Thomas) because that seems to be more and more rare in YA fiction these days. When Thomas first arrives in the maze, he has no idea what he’s doing there and has a million questions. For some reason no one is willing to give him any answers, which is frustrating for Thomas (and the reader too, if they’re empathizing with him!)- the author does a great job dribbling little pieces of information bit by bit, drawing out the mystery and tempting you to keep flipping the pages until you reach the end.

Definitely a page-turner, appropriate for everyone from young teens to adult fans of YA fiction. I’m half way through the next book already, and so far it’s just as great as the first one!

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