Book Review - The Maze Runner by James Dashner | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner | Blushing Geek

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner, #1
Published on October 6, 2009 by Delacorte Press
Genre: Young AdultDystopia
Pages: 384
Published: October 6, 2009 by Delacorte Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.


I am giving this story a 4 star rating. I could have given it 5 but I felt a bit bored reading its first chapter (I guess I felt the same on most books I’ve read, haha) and also, I was a bit confused. What part specifically? Well, it was on the part where Thomas discovered that they we’re all orphans. Oh yeah? I just read the prequel and it says there that Thomas was taken from her mother, so WTF right? Well, I guess the “creator” altered their memories or maybe killed their parents? (haha, what an imagination)

This book is as thrilling as the prequel of this series that I’ve first read. I just love the action and the intense scenes. Since I’ve watched the movie first before reading this book, I can’t help but compare them with each other. In this book, all we’re explained. Like, why they are in the maze, why they call grievers as grievers and a lot more.

But I felt a bit thankful that I watched the movie first because it gave me an idea about the story. It was easier for me to picture each scene because I’ve seen it in the movie. Though, I admit it was a bit different in the book. Like, Gally being taken by the grievers in the book but in the movie, it wasn’t (sorry guys, I know it’s a spoiler, haha. But atleast I didn’t reveal the most important part eh? Hehe)

The story’s plot is undeniably amazing. I just love how the story is weaved in each chapter. And what I also love about this book is that even though it has a lot of characters, the author only introduced its most important characters. What I mean is that all those important characters were properly introduced (? I guess it’s not what I suppose to mean haha). And because of that, the characters we’re not that hard to keep on track. Which is good for me, for I’m not really good with names (hehe). And not to mention, the words used in this book were very easy to grasp. (bravo!)

Highly recommended!

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