By James Dashner
The maze runner story line is setup as a mystery. The main character Thomas had been wiped of his memory and sent up in an elevator into a giant maze. Within the maze at the center is a giant square where Thomas joins a whole bunch of other boys between the ages of 14-18. Every month this occurs and there are only males sent up. This area is called the glade, where all the boys live and have their own jobs to make things work. All the other boys had their memory wiped as well and they only know thier names. Throughout the whole book the "runners", the people who run out into the maze, try to find a way out. They must make it back before sundown since the doors that open into the maze close and protect the glade from creatures called "grievers". Once Thomas is starting the get a feel for everything something gets sent up in the elevator where Thomas came from that changes everything that has ever happened before...
I gave this book three and a half stars for many reasons. I liked the book since it kept me on my toes and kept making me ask questions like "what's going to happen next?" But the book could be constructed a little but more as introducing the characters. from time to time I caught myself not know who was who. Also the book could also wonder off into things that weren't necessary and in a novel of this type that is very annoying. The story was also very long and dragged out which was annoying as well. Other than those things i did enjoy this book and look forward to reading the next of the series.
“I didn't do anyting wrong. All I know is I saw two people struggling to get inside these walls and they [Minho and Alby] couldn't make it. To ignore that because of some stupid rule seemed selfish, cowardly, and... well, stupid. If you want to throw me in jail for trying to save someone's [Alby] life, then go ahead. Next time I promise I'll point at them and laugh, then go eat some of Frypan's dinner. -Thomas”
“You’re disgusting when you eat,” Chuck said, sitting on the bench next to him. “It’s like watching a starving pig eat his own klunk.”
“If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”