The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
Book review by Kori Toston
While this book was incredibly well thought out and perfectly executed I believe it was mediocre. However I would still recommend this book to young adults and pre- teens. This book Would appeal to the teenage audience with its fast paced action filled adventures. It introduces elements that teenagers can relate to. Such as feelings of lonesomeness and the need to fit it they can relate with Thomas when he is thrusted into the Glade where he is the new guy, a nobody. Teens also understand the need to stand out and be somebody like Thomas and his inane need to be a runner and a hero. . It also keeps the attention of the reader throughout the entire story with only a few lapses during ill placed monologues.
The Maze is a detailed extravagant structure that conssistantly moves to redirect the structure.
All Gladers carve their names into the stone wall as a ritual for a rite of passage.
All runners come back to camp and contribute their findings to the map of the maze.