Saturday, July 6, 2013

Maze Runner

General Analysis

Book Title: Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

Similar Author/Books:  This book is very similar to the Hunger Games series because of the fact that is Young Adult Dystopia and also because it is a survival type book that is filled with mystery and suspense.

Plot:  A boy wakes up in a box.  He does not know where he is, where he came from, or even his age.  The only thing that he remembers is his name: Thomas.  Thomas is not the only boy in this new society that he is placed into that has a loss of memory.  Thomas is the new kid in the Glade, a society full of young boys, and is frustrated that no one is explaining who he is or how he got to the Glade.  All he knows is that the boys around him are unhappy that the moment Thomas comes to the Glade things begin to change.

Hello Book Readers

Who am I?

I am a 20 year old follower of Christ who loves to read.  I love to read Christian fiction and nonfiction, such as books by Ted Dekker and Max Lucado.  I also love to read young adult (YA) novels, such as Hunger Games and books by Neal Shusterman.  I decided that since I read a lot of books, others may want to read my reviews of books and decide if they are of interest to them.  Since I read YA books, my other purpose is to provide a way for parents to investigate whether books are age appropriate for their children without necessarily having to read books that they are not interested in.  I am not a mother, but I have the desire to be one in the future and I understand the concern that parents may have for their children reading books that may not be appropriate for their age.

Below is the format for my book reviews:

Book Title:



Similar Author/Books:  Here I will discuss books with similar themes, plots, or characters and also authors with similar writing styles.

Plot:  Here I will list a brief summary of the book (without spoilers) and how enjoyable the plot was.

Characters: Here I will talk about the characters (whether they are dynamic, static, ect.) and how "likable" the characters are.

Writing Style:  Here I will briefly describe the good and bad about the writer's style of writing.

Likes:  Here I will list what I enjoyed most about the book.

Dislikes:  Here I will list how the book could have been better.

Recommended Reading Age: Here I will discuss what I believe would be the best age group to read the book and why I believe that.

Overall Rating: Here I will list what overall rating I would give the book.

I will also include a link to my review on Goodreads, a link to the book on Goodreads, and places where you can purchase the book.

Edit: I no longer use this format.