The Maze Runner by James Dashner

September 30th, 2015 by

Maze Runner_James Dashner[Note from Kidsmomo: This book is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Submitted by Kaylie, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is a narrative fantasy book that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Thomas has woken up in a mysterious box where he is welcomed into the Glade, a mysterious living society of boys enclosed by walls. Every morning the runners go out into the maze, searching for escape, only having to return by nightfall, otherwise being trapped by the dangers that lurk there. Every month a new boy is brought up, memory wiped, to live in their new dangerous home. But the day after Thomas arrived, the first girl is sent up to the glade, delivering an eerie message, that everything is going to change. Suddenly the sun is gone, and the walls of the maze never close. The boys must now face the dangers deep in the maze, and must risk everything to survive. This fast paced novel has some gore, and some emotional parts but in the end is an amazing adventure leaving you grasping for more.

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