Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Maze Runner: the slang stopped me

The Maze Runner
By James Dashner
Hardcover, 400 pages
Delacorte Press for Young Readers, August 2010
Rated: Unfinished, but please tell me what happens!

Synopsis:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

I'm upset with this book. My aunt had read it and said it was alright. But I still wanted to read it. Oh it was kind of painful. There's so much slang. They use other words instead of filthy language. It feels like it's pretty much the same thing. And (at least in the beginning of the book) it's used SO OFTEN that it's SO ANNOYING. SO I didn't finish it. BUT I want to know what happens. And what the whole maze thing means....so.....

Anyone care to let me in on the secrets of the maze runner. Spoilers welcome! What is this book really about. Who is Thomas? Who is the girl? Why the maze? Anyone????

Thanks,
Robot

1 comment:

New Romantic said...

I too started reading this when it first came out. I was the same exact way, the slang was SO annoying! I gave up about 3 chapters into the book. Everyone I have talked to about this series have loved it. So I have no idea what's wrong withe me hehe! So I too want to know why it was such a good read for everyone. I guess if they axed the slang, I would have finished it.
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