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"The Maze Runner" Book Blog #1

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

I am reading the book The Maze Runner. So far, it is very interesting, but it makes me emotionally confused. I do not know how to feel about some of the things that have happened or will happen. I like this book a lot, it is very well written and I have only noticed a few spelling errors. Normally just a missing "s" on the end of a plural word, etc. The main character is Thomas. He has lost his memory, and all he remembers is being sent up to the Glade. The Glade is the place that all the boys get sent up to. He came up in a big metal box, and when he climbed out, there were many other boys staring, waiting for him to come out. They called him "Greenie", or in other words, "New Kid" or "Noob". He becomes quite popular after surviving a night in the maze, which has never happened before. Everybody before him who tried that died before the next morning. When he comes back the next morning, alive and healthy, people are shocked, and do not know what to expect from him. They don't know what to think about him. He asks them questions about his new life, but nobody really gives him a straight answer, and that frustrates him. No one in the Glade understands much of anything about where they live or what is happening or why they are there. Everybody had their memories taken away before being sent up to the Glade. It is a very troubling story, and it kind of gets on my nerves that I don’t know why Thomas is there, or how he got his memory erased. It irritates me that I am reading a book I do not understand, but that is also what makes it so intriguing. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers, especially if they liked The Hunger Games, because those series are similar in numerous ways.