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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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List Price: £3.49


Kindle Edition: 386 Pages.

Published: 16 July 2012 by Chicken House

Edition: 1



When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.


3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Written with film rights in mind?

This is the first book in a series so the ending is supposed to lead you into reading the next one.  The trouble is this often does not work for me - and ends up spoiling what could have been an excellent book.  The characters are good, the plot moves at a steady pace (though does get bogged down in places) - yet all this is let down by the last few sentences.  The book also gives the impression that it was written with a view to becoming a film - so, although the characters are good, not enough time is given their characters (and the relationships between characters) fully.  I did, on the whole, enjoy the majority of this book - and will probably read more in the series - but I won't be in a huge rush to do so.

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