Monday, October 19, 2015

Guest Post: Book Review: THE MAZE RUNNER

My son, Connor, had to do a book review for school (6th grade).  I asked if he'd be interested in me posting it here as I've been wanting to do a few more book reviews on here.  He said, "Sure!" So, without further ado, here's his book review of The Maze Runner by James Dashner (please note, this was his write up for an oral presentation- so you don't see the props he had :) )

"How would you feel if you had no memory, were surrounded by strangers, and couldn’t escape because you were surrounded by 100 feet tall walls?
In The Maze Runner when Thomas wakes up around a group of strangers he has so many questions, but they all ignore him. They ask him his name and he realizes his name is the only thing he remembers. After a “tour” of the big open field full of farms and the houses that they call the glade he decides he wants to help in the maze. Everybody laughs but he is still determined to do it. Next, a runner, or person who runs the maze then makes a map, said he found a dead griever. Thomas asks what grievers are but nobody will answer him. The leader of the runners and the leader of the glade both go out to see the dead griever. Later, a little bit before the walls of the maze close, they still aren’t back, and everybody gets nervous.
This is my favorite part of the book because Thomas is willing to save  two people he doesn’t even know. In the book it says “They were getting closer but the walls had already started to close. Thomas knew what he had to do. He moved forward into the maze squeezing through the closing wall. He stepped into the maze and the loud boom bounced off the ivy covered stone like mad laughter.”
I loved this book because it was action packed. I suggest the book and the whole series to anyone who likes fast paced action books."

Back to me: Have you read the Maze Runner? What did you think? He said there was one book review that caught his eye (err, ear) but couldn't remember the title- maybe you can help- something about a chicken with telekinesis...sounds intriguing :)

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