The Maze Runner

by bookchick@evpl on Tuesday, November 17 2009, 12:47pm. Viewed 931 times.

Imagine waking up in pitch blackness in a moving box with no memory of how you got there. In fact you have no memory of anything at all before the box. Just your name and a few impressions of memory that you can't quite hold onto long enought to decipher their meaning.

This is exactly what happened to all of the boys living in the Glade. The Glade that happens to be located in the center of a massive Maze. The only hope is to somehow, gather enough information to solve the puzzle of the maze and be rewarded with going home. Easier said than done when the walls rearrange every night. And then there are the Grievers. Especially nasty creatures who kill when they can and inject venom when they can't. Every day the same, run the Maze looking for exits and avoiding Grievers, until one day the box arrives with a very disturbing cargo. The first and only female ever to be introduced into the Glade. Her arrival triggers a series of events that make solving the Maze more crucial than ever before. Time is running out. But the Maze seems unsolvable.

Who built the Maze and for what purpose? How do you solve the seemingly unsolvable and, if you do, what then?

If you liked Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Susanne Collins I think you will like this new trilogy of books by James Dashner starting with The Maze Runner.

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gawell@evpl wrote
on Tuesday, November 24 2009, 1:47pm

Who built the Maze and for what purpose?

The oldest known mazes are thought to come from the island Crete. So, one could say that Maze builders are Cretans. The original purpose of the maze was to be a prison for Minotaur and as the legend goes, locals were placed inside the maze to feed the half-man half-bull.

How do you solve the seemingly unsolvable and, if you do, what then?

The word clue is said to have derived from the word thread, which was used to help solve the riddle of the maze, which in effect served like a map, or kinda like Hansel and Gretel's bread crumbs.