{GIF} Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

March 18, 2014 Book, GIF Reviews 12

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Series: The Maze Runner, #1
Publisher: Random House Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009
Source: Own

Goodreads Summary: 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.

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I picked up The Maze Runner because I was preparing myself for the movie that’s coming out this same year.I can’t believe I hadn’t read it sooner!

This is a dystopian that anyone could enjoy. There’s secrets, conspiracies and betrayal around every turn.

Since I can’t seem to produce coherent words to express how I feel, I’ve decided to use GIF’s as a way to review this book. After all, an image is worth a thousand words…

First off, the characters were all so complex. I never met a single character who wasn’t important in this story. Thomas was the protagonist, and he was so likable! But, he was also an unreliable character. (One of my favorite types of characters!). He didn’t remember anyone or anything from his past, and yet being in the Maze reminded him of something, something bad.

The “villains” in this story were mostly unseen, yet feared all the same. I couldn’t help but feel despair and angst as much as the other boys did. It kind of felt like the villain was “Big Brother” from 1984. Unseen but terrifying!

I also loved the fact that this book also introduced a paranormal aspect. That aspect definitely helped this story grow.

I couldn’t stand one thing, though and that was the made up swear words! It was so annoying!

I mean, if you’re going to swear just do it. Don’t make up words for it. It makes me feel childish.

The book also has a slow start, but once the “good things” start hapenning, you won’t be able to put down the book.

Reading Process:

Rating: 4 stars.

it was really good
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I'm Marianne. Professional Fangirl, part-time Blogger. Full-time college student. GIFs are a natural part of my posts, so be warned. I LOVE reading, so definitely feel free to discuss books with me. Opinions are welcome.
  • When I saw the trailer for this book, I was like Dre, this book has been on your reader for a really long time. Now that you’ve seen the trailer, aren’t you gonna read it NOW? So I will. SOON. Lovely review, Marianne!

    • I just saw the trailer… OHMYGOD. It’s awesome. Really awesome. Definitely read the book. That way you can say you read the book before seeing the movie 😀

      • The pride of reading the book first! I know what you mean. My cousin from the US was like, Is Catching Fire really like that? I mean, it’s like it’s not complete. – and this is because she wasn’t aware it was based from a book.

        • Poor child. If she only knew xD

          • I actually offered to lend gift her the books!

          • My cousin was so sad at how the movie ended that she BEGGED me to lend her Mockingjay. Now she’s mad at me because I lent them to her. xD

  • Totally cute gif review Marianne! I need to watch the trailer, I’ve had this on my shelf for a while but haven’t read it yet. I have a feeling this book is a bit young, but at least still enjoyable.

    • Yes, it is young. It takes getting used to, but it’s worth it. 🙂

  • I’ve had this book for ages and learned recently found out it was made into a movie!. I need to get on it and read this. Fabulous review and I love the gif’s. I swear, I could communicate with gifs alone!

    • Yes! I don’t know how some people say that GIFs are unprofessional. They’re awesome! 😉

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