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Before buying Maze Runner answer this:
15 April 2014
Have you read Ender's Game?
If you haven't, then go buy Ender's Game instead. It's a better book with a similar premise; I say that with no disrespect intended to Maze Runner, I just think Ender's Game is an all-time great in its genre.
If you have read Ender's Game and did not like it then give this a miss as I don't see how you could enjoy this more.
If you did enjoy Ender's Game, decide if you'd rather read it again or read something kinda similar but less well executed.
If you choose Maze Runner you will almost certainly enjoy it, but will probably find some of the plot devices a little heavy-handed, the character development a bit thin and the ending a bit rushed.
I paid $2 for Maze Runner when it was a Daily Deal special and at the same price I'd happily recommend this book and I'd buy the rest of the trilogy, but I can't say the same about paying full retail price.