The Maze Runner
By James Dashner
3 out of 5
Thomas wakes up in a metal box with no memory of how he got there or anything before the box. Next thing he knows, the box is being pried open, and tens of boys are helping him out of the box and into a whole new world. Welcome to the Glade. Thomas is baffled by everything that has happened, but no one seems really keen to answer his questions until he has had the grande tour. The next morning, Thomas starts his tour with Alby, the boys' appointed leader. But then weird things start happening. The next day, a girl comes out from the box. And this girl has a message: Everything Is Going To Change. Now Thomas is more confused than ever, but no one can answer questions they don't know themselves. Add in the Changing, crazy boys, and the burning desire to be a runner, and you're just at the beginning.
I personally thought that this book was pretty good. My dad didn't like it because he said that the book didn't end. But it does end, but it's also part of a series, so not every question is answered, but it definitely ends. I like how the boys have organized their lives, and I like the points of dry humor that are thrown seamlessly into the story. Living under such hard conditions, it is nice to see that the boys can still make some jokes every so often. I like Thomas, even though he can be a little irrational, and I like Newt (mainly because he's so obviously British), even though he can be terribly hot tempered.