#74- The Maze Runner
This book is incredibly hard to describe without giving away things that will ruin some of the book. Even more difficult is that I've read the entire series and so I know more than the first book tells. This was a book that I happened to read right before I found out about this list because people had suggested it, saying that people who liked the Hunger Games would like this book.
The Maze Runner is a book about a group of boys that are all trapped in... you guessed it... a maze called The Glade! The boys are put there once a month with their memories wiped out. We are told the story from the part of view of a boy named Thomas, he was the final boy put into the maze, other boys have been there as long as two years.
In The Glade every week they are delivered food and supplies to last them through the week and the goal that everyone tries to figure out is getting out and ultimately surviving. All of the boys have responsibilities, the most important being "the runners" who run through the maze every day and try to find the way out for all of the boys.
They expected Thomas to arrive, but the day after a mysterious girl arrives, the first one ever in The Glade, and even more unsuspected than her arrival is the message that she brings with her. Thomas is the answer to figuring out their way out of the maze, but he doesnt remember anything from before he was put into the maze.
Throughout the novel things keep getting weirder and weirder, does this mean that the boys will be finding their way out of the maze? Or is this maze going to be their eternity?
So as I said above it has been a while since I read this, because I read it in summer 2012, but before writing this I picked up the book and looked through it and ended up re-reading quite a bit of it. This book was interesting from beginning to end and made me want to pick up the next book immediately to find out the rest of the story. There is so much more to the book than I summarized above but I am trying to keep it as spoiler free as possible so you'll just have to read the book and find out!
Its not a book that is going to change your opinions on life but its really an entertaining read.
“If you're going to decipher a hidden code from a complex set of different mazes, I'm pretty sure you need a girl's brain running the show.”