Life of a Book Hoarder

Reviews – Read Them, Write Them, Love Them, Hate Them?

I’m just curious what you think about book reviews – I’ll be honest, I started writing them a while back just so I could win free books from LibraryThing. It wasn’t until I started this blog that I really started to think a little more critically about the books I read. In the past, it was like “I loved it!” or “I don’t know, it was okay” or something along those lines. Now and then I still find myself unable to articulate what it is I like or dislike about a book (though I find it easier to pick apart a book than it is to praise it), but for the most part, I can at least write a paragraph or two about my thoughts. I enjoy doing this….

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Book Review

Book Review: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
By James Dashner

My edition:
Paperback, 374 pages
2009, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385737951

Thomas wakes up in a lift, no memory of where he is or who he is, only his first name. He soon discovers he’s been trapped in The Maze with about 50 other boys, all clueless as to their past and striving to solve this impossible puzzle and make their escape. The Maze changes daily and is full of dangerous creatures, but all the boys hold the hope that whoever put them in this place, left them with a way out. Thomas is determined to become a Runner, someone who explores the maze and find an escape route. The day after Thomas’s arrival, however, a girl arrives – the first to be sent to The Maze – and everything changes.

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