Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book Review: The Maze Runner

NOTICE: This is gonna be my first ever book review that i'm gonna be posting on my blog! So excited yet nerve racking at the same time as I would like to tell so much to my readers about the book but i constantly tell myself this is a book review, not a book summary! So nonetheless i hope you all will enjoy this post and definitely go and read The Maze Runner! And i do apologise in advance if i missed out a lot of points that i should include in a book review, enjoy!


The Maze Runner is written by James Dashner that is known for his works in children fantasy books and also adult novels. The Maze Runner is the first book of the trilogy that captivated many hearts of teenagers around the world. 

The Maze Runner tells a story about a young boy named Thomas that has been sent into an unknown place called, the Glade, where he encountered teenagers like him being trapped inside walls that lies a maze all around it. For two years all of them have been struggling to find a way out of the maze, defeat the beasts that scatters around the maze, find the ruthless Creators that had put them in the Glade and escape from the destructive world they are trapped in. But suddenly, a girl had been sent to the Glade after a day of Thomas's arrival, the unusual event had left all Gladers in suspense because not only a girl has never been sent into the Glade before but she also carries a note that says she is the last ever person to be sent into the Glade. Weird things started to happen and the adventure carries on as Thomas and the other Gladers struggles to survive and find a way out.

What I first notice when I read the book is that I love how well the writer really execute the story. In the book, important or any key information is highlighted in bold and i spot many of them are placed in the next page so it will take the readers by surprise and eliminates us from reading it when we turn on a page and see something in bold letters without even finished the previous page before. 

I also love how there is always a sensation of excitement in me whenever I finish reading each chapter because mostly every chapter ends with a curiosity, of what weird things starting to happen in the Glade and what wicked plots the Creators seem to relentlessly throw to the Gladers to test their patience.

There were also slang languages that the writer specially made for the story and my favourite was 'Shank' because it sounds like a word that would come out of your mouth when you want to curse to someone but it does not insult, it is just a slang. Which is also used as a daily vocabulary for the Gladers. It is also easy to differentiate the characters in the book as one character's persona is different from another.

Lastly, the great thing about this book is keeping the audience wondering and it just attracts the human eye to read more and more as we feel the urge to unravel this great mystery but just at the thought we have mastered the great curiosity, the author takes us on a turn and surprise us with a plot twist that we could not even imagine. 


Thank you all so much for reading this post. I hope it will encourage you all in reading The Maze Runner and stay tune because the movie will be out in around September this year with an amazing cast starting from Dylan O'brien , Thomas Sangster, Kaya Scoldelario, Ki Hong Lee, and many more.


Also, Head on over to Goodreads to know more about The Maze Runner trilogy! I've attatched a link for each book so make sure to check it out!


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