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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series Book 1) by [Dashner, James]
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When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone 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 that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything-even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors-to try and find out.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 970 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Australia; 1 edition (2 August 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFV1LZG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Maze Runner is able to create a very interesting setting where the characters are trapped in a maze with their memories wiped, what the book succeeds in doing is making the reader want to know the answers to all the questions that are raised (I won't spoil them) but in the end answers none of them, it feels like the whole book was a set up for the next one.
Characters in the book are also very one dimensional, not to mention the vast majority of the characters seem to be just 'common rabble' with no personality. Reading this you start to wonder why the author didn't give any intelligence to any other characters 'saving it' for the main character to come in and be the bravest, smartest, most moral person amongst them all. I even found the main character to be annoying, constantly complaining and getting upset in the early parts of the book.

The maze itself later on in the book proves to be much less daunting and frightening than initially presented, you would imagine that the maze would be full of traps, puzzles and creatures which endanger the characters but there is only one thing in the maze that is a threat - the Grievers. They are non-intelligible, easily tricked creatures who do not invoke fear of any sort and of the vast maze they are the only thing that endanger the humans.
The main thing that the book has going is its intriguing story, the world is uniquely created and has enough mystery for you to want to keep reading. Hopefully the sequels will shed more light on the questions asked in the first book but I personally will not be reading them but simply looking at a synopsis for the story.
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IF you are a fan of the hunger games and Divergent then this is the book to read. Featuring very detailed characters and an amazing world told through the eyes of 16 year old Thomas and his experiences inside the maze. I would recommend this book to anyone regardless of weather they have read the hunger games. With the movie coming out soon this book very well could be the next twilight or harry potter book franchise
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Review from my blog http://shannyreads.blogspot.com.au

I have been meaning to read this book for AGES. I remember after reading The Hunger Games many years ago when YA dystopian had blown up, so many people were talking about this book! It has been on my TBR list since then, and I finally got around to reading it. Let's see what I thought!

THE GOOD
I liked the world building and setting of the Glade and the Maze. Despite there being so many dystopian YAs out there, I thought this concept was quite original. The setting was painted really clearly and the Maze felt very ominous, dangerous and unpredictable. Very cool.

Furthermore, I thought Dashner did a good job at describing what it would feel like to be in Thomas's or any of the other characters' position. Though there was conflict between parties, with some characterised more unlikeable than others, as a reader you can still see where both sides are coming from. None of the characters can truly be labelled as the "antagonist" of the novel as they are all just fighting the real antagonists outside the maze who put them there in the first place. At the start I didn't couldn't really relate to them because I didn't understand were all their confusion and anger was coming from but once I got over this initial hurdle, I found myself liking many more of the characters.

I really liked how the potential romance was not a major portion of this book. One of my biggest pet peeves is a YA fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, adventure whatever genre (other than romance of course) getting overshadowed by the love interest, or triangle or hexagon or what ever.
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Thomas wakes up in a box just like every other boy that arrives in the Glade. His memory is missing huge chunks of his life and he has no idea who sent him there. Surrounded by other boys who have been through the same treatment he begins to carve a life for himself in the Glade. It doesn’t take him long before he realises that he needs to run the maze, even with the terrifying creatures that stalked the ever-changing walls.
This sci-fi, dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel is described simply, giving the reader the ability to visualise the world the author created. It is full of well-developed characters who bring the story to life. Thomas is a strong character but he is enhanced by Newt, and Chuck, who have very different personalities. The language they use is unique to the book and the new words enrich the story bringing an authenticity to the maze.
The extent of the maze that has been created isn’t fully revealed until the last moment, which builds the suspense. The post-apocalyptic world they came from remains a mystery that will be unravelled in the next book in the series. This is a fantastic book for all ages and don’t be put off by the mixed reviews.
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This was a nice easy read that keeps you guessing how it will all be resolved. Although, i wish that the characters had more depth and emotion, plus I kept automatically making comparisons to Lord of the Flies with how the group of people formed in their social heirarchy.

The actual maze component was slightly disapointing, but this was redeemed by the pace of the book as i was never at a point where i was thinking "get to the point". Finally, to help the characters appear more human and beleivable, it would have been nice to ditch some of the made up words and use the occasionally mild profanity to demonstrate their level of distress and, at times, feelings of hoplessness.
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