Written by James Dashner and published in 2010, The Maze Runner is the first science-fiction story I read that is told from a boy's view.
Thomas can't remember anything of his life when he wakes up in a metal cabin moving upwards. Finally the lift stops and releases him into the glade, a place surrounded by a huge maze. There he is captured with many other boys. None of them knows why they're there and every day they try to find a way out.
The interesting thing about The Maze Runner is that during the whole story, in contrast to other science-fiction novels, neither the main character nor the reader knows what is going on. That's what makes the book that exciting and fascinating. Dashner shows some more aspects of the good old science-fiction than we know from The Hunger Games as he includes almost fantastic elements and does not directly base the story on any kind of apocalypse or war (which is why I almost spoil by telling you that it's science-fiction).
Of course, there is always a bad point about everything, so here is the bad point about The Maze Runner: I really missed the love story. Don't get me wrong, there is one, but it's like - let's say five percent of the whole story. Which might make it even more interesting for boys.
Here is some outlook:
The "The Maze Runner" book trailer and the movie trailer :)
Just two young ladies who need to spread their love for books.
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