Stop with the whiny children already.
No. The idea was great and the story is decent for this book.
I read everything. I don't have much time so audible is perfect for me. My reviews will cover many genres of books. Christian to "Tween"
No because I don't like to read the same novel twice. Especially a suspenseful one.
It could possible compare to The Compound but it is surely one of a kind.
Great book. 120 teen students also give it an A+
This was a good story and the performance was excellent.
The book is very different from the movie. Not only are the characters better developed in the book, the details of the plot are also much more developed and different. The movie and this book are different enough that it fair to say they significantly different stories with a few similarities in character names and main plot.
This audible version is well read worth the time.
I chose this book because I enjoy the dystopian genre especially when in series, so series like The Hunger Games and Divergent. This book fit right in, complete with a twist ending.
I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.
It is such an easy read to be such a cliff-hanger. I love never wanting to end at the end of a chapter! :-)
"Maze Runner" begins with a teenage boy waking in a moving cargo elevator. He can not remember anything about his life prior to that moment, except he knew his name was Thomas. All of his other memories had been erased. Many things brought about a faint recollection but remained just outside his grasp, like looking at images through an opaque glass. The elevator was moving up, and at the completion of this journey the doors at the top were flung open and a rope was lowered to bring him out.
Thomas found himself in an immense square courtyard surrounded by massive walls. In the middle of each of the four walls was a doorway, which he later found led into the maze. He met Alby, the leader, and second in command Newt. All the inhabitants were teenage boys, perhaps 60 total, and ranged in age from about 12 to 18. He had many questions, especially since his memories were gone, but Alby acted like answering questions were an inconvenience he didn't have time for. Newt was a little more accommodating, but for every question he answered Thomas thought of two more. As it was getting late, Thomas was told to get some sleep and he would be shown around the next day. Chuck, the previous "newby," was to find him a place to sleep.
From what Thomas was able to piece together, some of the boys had been there for as long as two years. They had runners out in the maze every day, looking for a way out. The other boys all had jobs to keep busy. Farmers, butchers, carpenters, and more, the little community was almost self sustaining. Once every month a new boy would arrive, Thomas being the latest. Once a week supplies would arrive from the creators, the name the boys gave to their keepers. At the end of each day, the runners would come back and make a map of the portion of the maze they explored. They found that the walls of the maze moved from day to day, making it more difficult to find the solution. At sunset, the walls next to each doorway would slide closed and seal the courtyard.
On his first night there, Thomas was taken to a window to look into the maze. He got his first glimpse of the grievers, a combination of animal and machine. About the size of a cow, the grievers had no discernible head or tail. They had robotic arms with tools attached which could maim or kill. The arms could be extended or retracted at will, as well as small spikes which the creature used for locomotion. If a person was stung by a griever, they would have to take a serum or face death. The serum caused what the boys called "the change" and consisted of about three days of painful withdrawal like symptoms. However, the change would bring some of the victims lost memories back. The grievers could appear at any time, but they always came out at night. Therefore, the two most important rules were 1) stay out of the maze unless you are a runner, and 2) under no circumstance get caught in the maze at night.
On Thomas's second day in the glade, as his new home was known, everything changed. The siren sounded announcing the arrival of another new member. There had never been more than one arrive per month, let alone on consecutive days. Also, this time it was a girl, another first. She was somehow familiar to Thomas, but remained just outside the grasp of his memory. These were not the only things to change. Thomas knew he was there for a reason, but again his lack of memory confounded him. Working with his new found friends, and against his enemies, Thomas must help find a way out of the maze. Time was running short and failure meant a certain death.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this dystopian view of the future. I especially liked the memory wipe and finding out things as Thomas himself was. The cause of the world's problems is very believable and actions of those pulling the strings were understandable, if not loathsome. The action flowed smoothly and the book was hard for me to put down. I would put this on par with the hunger games, although I will have to finish the other two books in the trilogy to get a more complete picture.