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Student Saturday: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Student Reviewer: Elizabeth B.
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
I really enjoyed the first book in the Maze Runner series.
It really grabbed me with all the imagination and creativity of the author’s
writing. I connected with it because I already heard if you read another series
– Divergent – then you would like this one. I liked when the book just started
that the kid Thomas was in some kind of box. I liked another part because
Thomas had no idea who he was, just that he had that name. I felt secure when
reading this part because I could relate to him; I also had no idea who he was,
just his name. I felt connected because I would learn who he was with him –
rather than have him tell me about himself. I was definitely drawn to the book.
When Thomas thought, I thought even harder. This book is kind of like the
Hunger Games, just not as violent. I was like that because lots of people died.
That was the saddening part for me. There also were a lot of questions with no
answers so the book left me dying for more.