This book really quickens my imagination.
I managed to read the Maze Runner trilogy in less than a month. Not because I do have too much time but because the books allowed me to enter another world and go on a trip into a dystopia which made me relax in a very special way. James Dashner wrote the book in a way that you can imagine everything. It was like a film inside my head and like I would really see what’s happening inside the book even though I was just reading.
The main character is Thomas who enters a glade without having any memories from his former life. He knows how to speak and what for example a cinema is, but he doesn’t know who he is and why he came to the glade. Short after reaching the glade he finds out that all of the boys living there have been through the same story – they know nothing. But they managed to survive by growing animals and practising agriculture. They also have medical staff and people who build and repair houses. It’s a kind of village life.
There is another profession which is very important: the runners. They try to find a pattern in the maze around the glade, which is in the middle of the maze. Thomas wants to become one of them and that’s the beginning of the story. Until the end of the book the boys don’t know what’s going on at all and so doesn’t the reader. The Maze Runner is a simple story but with really good characters who bring it to life. The reader wants to know what’s going on and in the end he gets at least a big hint.