Satvika Suri

14 Years

53 Years

Jaigopal Garodia Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra


THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner : Book review by Satvika,14, Bangalore

What are you reading? 14 year-old Satvika from Bengaluru writes a hooking review of ‘The Maze Runner’. Read on to know more!

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THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner : Book review 

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”

Imagine waking up in a box and remembering nothing except your first name. Nothing about the past, nothing about the present. The only hope of living a normal life is to solve a maze which no one has been able to solve since two years. Scary, isn’t it? Well, that’s the reality to which the main protagonist of this amazing book, Thomas wakes up. Scared and confused, he finds himself travelling in an elevator-like box. He is welcomed by a group of boys in their teens, who don’t remember anything either. The only thing they know is that they have to solve a maze to find out something about themselves, why they have been thrown into this place, and by whom. Welcome to the glade!

The glade (that’s what they call their supposed home) is filled with almost sixty boys, all of whom know nothing except their names. One of the three main characters of the book, Minho, is what they call a runner. Minho and his team go around the maze every day, searching for a way out. This maze is filled with deadly creatures called grievers. Don’t let them get you! Their sting returns your memories to you, only to have it taken away. Those who get “stung” by the griever, never act the same again. For two years, Minho and his team of runners find no exit. But once a new boy, Thomas arrives, everything starts changing. Newt, his sidekick, quickly realizes this. Their worries only increases when for the first time in two years, a girl is sent to the maze. As if this wasn’t enough, she comes with a message saying that ‘everything is going to change’. What happens next? Do they survive? You’ll find that out in the books!

My cousins suggested this book to me, and honestly, I am so happy they did! Filled with realistic characters, catchy dialogues, a lot of action, a small plot twist and a hint of humor, this book will keep you hooked till the end. The maze runner, is a must have on every book- lovers shelf. This amazing book was written by James Dashner, and is continued by four more books- the Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, Kill Order and the Fever Code. The story ends with the first three books, and the last two books are the base of the other three books. They explain the past of the characters. James Dashner has done a wonderful job on these books.  The first three books are now major motion pictures.

This book is the perfect read for the fans of the Divergent and the Hunger Games series. Anyone above the age of 12 will enjoy it. I give ‘The Maze Runner’ a five on five!

Happy reading!

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