Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Guest Blog Post: The Maze Runner by James Dasher

Thomas doesn’t know anything about himself except for his first name. He stands in a large, slow moving elevator trying to dig up something from his past but all he can see is blurry faces in no-name towns. The elevator comes to a sudden stop and the doors swing open. The light blinds him for a moment and then he sees dozens of teenage boys, just like him, waiting for his arrival.

Thomas is now part of the Glade, a society of boys without their memory who have built their own society under the control of the Creators. The only way out is through a Maze outside of the Glade’s walls that is constantly changing and filled with danger. The day after Thomas arrives; the Glade gets its newest member and its first girl. She’s lying in the elevator when the doors open, close to death and there is a note in her hand that says “everything changes.”

Even though he doesn’t remember her, Thomas feels a strong connection with the new girl and believes that with her help, he can find a way out of the Glade. All he needs is the support of his fellow Gladers which is easier said than done.

The Maze Runner is action packed and moves very quickly. There is a lot of heartbreak and suspense in the book and you’ll finish it waiting for more. Luckily there is sequel coming out soon! --Lindsy Serrano

Click here for the eerie book trailer.

Lindsy Serrano is a librarian at the New York Public Library and has visited Passages’ students to discuss books, reading, and libraries since 2006. She blogs regularly at http://lindsyinthecity.blogspot.com/ and on NYPL blog channel Stuff for the Teen Age.

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