The Maze Runner by James Dashner

By Sally Student

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The Maze Runner was very exciting and fast paced, and I loved almost every moment. I was completely intrigued by the maze and grievers, and I loved that we, the readers, came into the maze with Thomas and learned the new slang and secrets with him. I was at times craving more answers than I was given, but to be told it all immediately wouldn’t build suspense or keep those pages turning. I found the concept very clever, and I truly enjoyed reading this book with my children, until the end. I was disappointed at the direction the book took and I am, truthfully, struggling with sequel. My children, however, loved it and that says something as they are the target readers. This trilogy is in the same vein as The Hunger Games and Divergent so if you liked those, I bet you will enjoy this as well.