Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Number of Pages: 374
Release: October 6, 2009
I'm going to keep my review short and sweet because I know you guys have better things to do =P
The Maze Runner was the kind of book that made you want to stop reading but held your interest enough that you just can't put the book down. The main character, Thomas, was alright; a bit whiny and annoying in the beginning but that's only because he wanted answers and no one was willing to give them, so that was understandable. However, he does evolve throughout the novel and accepts the fact that he probably won't get answers unless he finds them himself. My favourite characters were Minho and Newt, two of the few people "in charge" of the the Glade. They were characters that I would want to be friends with; they were funny, sarcastic, determined, hard-working, scared.
There's more than enough mystery to keep you glued to the pages; however, there are many secrets that don't get revealed until the end or not at all. For the first couple hundred pages, I found myself constantly wondering when we would learn about everything that was going on and it was frustrating. But I kept reading because I knew that sooner or later, we would learn a lot of information and it would be worth the wait. The last hundred pages were action packed; I cannot be more anxious to read The Scorch Trials. If you're able to stick with a book to the end no matter what, then pick up this book. The end will be well worth it!