"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.
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.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Author: James Dashner
Number of pages: 374
Published: October 6th 2009
I'd actually give this book 3.5, I thought it was a very exciting story. This book is not my typical read, it's a adventurous story about Thomas a boy who finds himself with no memories of his past just knowing his name. He is thrown in to a mysterious place filled with boys, monsters and a large maze. The story follows the journey they go through to escape.
Firstly I adore the relationship Thomas had with Chuck. It was my favourite bit about the book because it showed a caring, emotional side in Thomas's strong character. The end was AMAZING and I stayed up very late to finish it. It was happy but also heartbreaking. I actually cried which was very unexpected but it shows how emotionally attached I got to the characters.
I found it very hard to relate to Thomas at first, because he didn't really know anything about himself and the book was very hard to get into until I reached around page 90, but I'm glad I read on. The boys also have their own language which was strange, but you soon get used to it all and understand. The epilogue really confused me which I disliked because the book ending was great.
The book overall was a good read and I can't wait to do a review on The Scorch Trials. It's suited to anyone who wants a book with adventure and mystery.
"If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”
― James Dashner, The Maze Runner