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A Book that Became a Movie: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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. Remember. Survive. Run.

Post-apocalyptic YA isn’t really my normal story, there is always way too much teen drama. But when I saw that Dylan O’Brian, a favorite actor that’s on Teen Wolf, would be in the movie, I wanted to read this before I saw the movie. To be fair, the movie isn’t out yet, but it will be, so I think it still counts for the square. (Also, it was on sale on Amazon.)

If one gets past the “how could this situation actually happen” part that I also find problematic with most of this genre, it’s a good story. I liked the characters, they all seemed to have depth. I liked the impossible world they were in. And the ending was interesting enough that I might actually keep with the series.

Rating: B

2014 Reading Bingo

A book with more than 500 Pages
A Forgotten Classic
A Book that Became a Movie
The Maze Runner
A Book Published this Year
A Book with a Number in the Title
A Book Written by Someone Under Thirty
A Book with Non-Human Characters
A Funny Book
A Book by a Female Author
A Book with a Mystery
A Book with a One-Word Title
A Book of Short Stories
Free Square A Book Set on a Different Continent
A Book of Non Fiction
The First Book by a Favorite Author
A book you Heard About Online
A Best-Selling Book
A Book Based on a True Story
A Book at the Bottom of your To Be Read Pile
A Book Your Friend Loves
A Book that Scares You
A Book that is More Than 10 Years Old
The Second Book in a Series
A Book with a Blue Cover

Links in the table go to the reviews for that book. The cover links to the Amazon page.

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