Review: Maze Runner

More dystopian teen fiction.  Ah, how I love it.  This is the tale of Thomas who wakes up not knowing where he came from in a box on his way to the center of a maze. He takes his place amongst the other teenagers living at the center of the maze.  The maze is full of dangers, including awful mechanical drones that will stab you with poison and kill you dead.  He and his new friends have to defeat the maze or else the maze will kill them.  That’s the scoop.  It was a pretty good story and I have put myself on the waiting list for the next one in the series, but I couldn’t help but be reminded of Ender’s Game while I was reading it. (In case you didn’t know, that’s not one of my favorite books.)  They’re making this into a movie with Dylan O’Brien from Teen Wolf and since he plays my favorite TW character, I’m pretty stoked about that.  I’m not sure I’m dying to read the rest of the books in this series, though.  It’s an interesting premise but I’m not sure it’s going anywhere groundbreaking, or different in an interesting way.  

Another review brought to you by my good friends at the Erie County Public Library.

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