Ever since talking to James at the Storymakers conference last year, I've wanted to read his book, The Maze Runner. He was so funny with the MCing that I knew it would be a winner. He said, "this is definitely a darker book than I've ever done before." He was right. It is dark and creepy, especially the grievers. Just try and get a good picture of one of those in your mind and then try to sleep at night-click, click.
Can you imagine how horrible it would be to wake up in a box that has no apparent exit and not know who you are? And when the box is opened, you are met by some odd boys who speak a crazy language and refuse to answer any questions about where you are?
Even though I call this a "boy book", I can't help but like it. I found a lot of parallels to life.
- No one, and I mean no one, wants to be told what they can and can't do.
- Many things in life take a leap of faith
- If at first you don''t succeed, try, try again
- Give me liberty or give me death
- Think outside the box-hee hee
- Where there's a will, there's a way
- Some rules were meant to be broken
- If we work together, we can create something amazing
- Trust in your gut
- If you try enough things, you will find what you like
This is not a warm and fuzzy feel good book, but it makes you think and keeps you on the edge of your seat.