Maze Runner’s puzzling plot gets us thinking

Maze Runner's puzzling plot gets us thinking

Jeffrey Krikie, Staff Reporter

The Maze Runner is a science fiction novel written by James Dashner. If you’ve ever read the book The Hunger Games you will most likely enjoy this book as well. Taking place in the future, TheMaze Runneralso depicts the fall of civilization and the ruins in which it is left in.

The book starts out with the main character Thomas, a teen with a lost memory. He awakes in a dark box, soon greeted by many other teens, and welcomed to the Glade. He then must figure out what’s going outside the Glade, but nobody will answer the millions of questions he has. The next day, Thomas finally figures out he is in a maze, and there is no way out.

The Glade is a wide open field with one small house and a yard to keep all of the animals in it. It has a dark forest in the left corner. It also has a small graveyard next to it. The first few boys to show up on the Glade had all of that except the graveyard there for them. They had to get it together quickly for their survival. They made jobs and laws as well. They all voted on a leader to run the Glade to keep peace and order. Also they had to get a handful of boys to go out and explore the maze to try and find a way out.

The book was very interesting and was made very creatively. It gives a lot of description of what the setting looks like and what is going on. Also, the character description was detailed.

The only problem with the book is that it was too repetitive, because there were only two settings- The Glade and The Maze. Besides that is was great. Another good thing about the book is how in depth it gets with Thomas’s emotions and his feelings throughout it.

The book is fairly long and gets kind of boring in the middle section so to read this book you need to take your time with reading it.