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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1)

The Maze Runner - James Dashner I'm finally done with this freaking amazing book.After reading Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking Trilogy I thought nothing would ever be the same ever again. (I still think that's the case) But wow. This book. I had this *HUGE* streak of dystopian book-reading, (of 3-- LOLOL) which is really really cool since I haven't been reading Dystopians for a while.Anyways, my friend first introduced this book to me by fangirling over it. "The Maze Runner is Dystopian. (;" "You have to read the Maze Runner!!" Etc. And then she described it and I got really scared which is why I kind of put off reading this for a while. LOL. She said that there was this huge maze thing that the runners had to run and there were these monster glob things that killed them and I was like, "THAT'S SCARY OMG." Because I was such a wuss. But then over the months that I started loving books and reading more and more action-packed stories, I became reckless and unafraid. I seriously can't read something without action now. Yah. That's right. I picked this up, saying, "READY FOR SOME ACTION, MAN."Anyways, overall, this book was really good. The action is perf perf perf and it made up for the nonexistent romance. I heard that there was some romance in the rest of the books. Anyways, I'm kind of putting off reading book 2 and 3. But I WILL be reading them. I just don't want to read it now because I heard that it wasn't that good. Gah.The main character. Thomas. He seems like a bratty little boy that always throws tantrums (he does cry a lot but that's all for good reasons) and demands to have his questions answers. But at the end-ish I LOVED him a lot more because he changed and wanted to 'redeem' himself. The beginning is really slow. Thomas just asks all the questions on his mind and no one answers them. Their clandestine-ness was starting to get on my nerves. I seriously thought the story started getting interesting when Teresa came in.Teresa. THE girl of the story. She came in and joined the Glazers--Wait. I need to explain more. LOL.Okay, so there are these boy teens that are called Glazers- that enter the Glaze without any memory of who they are or what they did before they went into the Glaze. Every night, the maze changes. The runners have to go in there and avoid the Grievers, the huge mechanical monsters that go whirrrrr click click click every time they move...Back to Teresa.She came in and joined the Glazers, being the first girl EVER. She's great. But then she was in a coma for like half the book and I got tired of waiting for her. I would have been happier if she participated more in the story.This whole thing just reminds me of The Hunger Games in a way.There was this part at the end that just made me screech out loud. UGH. James Dashner has to write like that. Freaking awesomely.Anyways, that's really all I have to say for this review. Check out my blog review! http://bookaholic-ness.blogspot.com/2012/11/book-review-maze-runner-by-james-dashner.html