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Mouse Trap: lookin for the cheezzze

August 11, 2010 | ED

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The Maze Runner by James Dasher, is a non-stop thriller, that once you start reading it is impossible to put down (well at least in my opinion). In my mind, it is a great cross between Lord of the Flies and Lost.

The book begins with Thomas waking up in a lift with no memory but his own name. He emerges into the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls. Every morning the walls open onto pathways leading to The Maze and every night the walls close sealing the giant openings on every side. Everyday members of the group try to find a way to escape from the Maze but have been unsuccessful so far. The story takes on a sense of urgency when a girl arrives at the Glade with a strange message. From this point the push is on for Thomas, to find out who he is, why they are there and how to escape from the Maze…

At the end of the book, it is revealed that this is just one of the many tests that the group will face. In fact the second book in the series, The Scorch Trials, is coming out in October…

What did you think of the book? Are you planning to read the sequel?

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