Monday, January 28, 2013

Mrs. Ripp Reviews The Maze Runner Trilogy

I have Michael to thank for this incredible trilogy to make it into our classroom.  This year seems to have been all about the dystopian youth novel and this trilogy does not disappoint   The story is action packed, easy to read, and the author James Dashner ends every chapter with a cliffhanger.  While this story is also for more mature readers because of its violence, I had a hard time stopping once I started, unfazed by the length of the books.   The trilogy has an original story, and it is wrapped up nicely in the end.  I was truly sad to finish the final book and hope many of my students will enjoy it as well aslong as their parents approve.

The three books are as follows:
The Maze Runner
The Scorch Trials
The Death Cure
and a Prequel:  The Kill Order

Book trailer:

From Amazon:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. 

Parental FYI:
This book contains violence but is rated for 6th grade and up.


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