The Maze Runner
For me, “The Maze Runner” was a good but not great setup to what appears that it will be a fantastic trilogy.Â I think it will gain a lot from the future books as I can look back and see how Dashner set things up.
The book starts off a little slow, having to introduce the reader into the world of The Gladers, but after the girl arrives, the pace of the book picks up and never slows down. There are parts of the book that will have the reader laughing and others that will have the reader crying. Dashner does an excellent job of building suspense and attaching the reader to these characters. The Maze Runner is a book that should not be missed.
Life’s challenges create hero’s in unpredictable and unexpected ways. This can be seen in the main characters in the novels “The Maze Runner” and “Legend”. Both Thomas, in “The Maze Runner”, and Day, in “Legend” can be identified as hero’s. Thomas is seen as a hero when he helps save Minho and Alby from futuristic robots called grievers. Thomas put the safety of his friends in front of his own, and took risks to protect them. Similarly, Day saves the life of June when she was being attacked by a group of angry people in a skiz fight. He thought of her first, and used some creative thinking to make a smoke bomb to hide both of them so they could escape. Thomas also had to be a creative thinker to defeat the griever, and lure the griever into a pit trap while also making sure that his friends don’t get hurt. The ability to think on their feet and their selflessness in putting others ahead of themselves make both Thomas and Day legitimate hero’s in their respective novels.