Presentation on theme: "By: James DashnerJames Dashner Audi Hoang and Van Nguyen."— Presentation transcript:
By: James DashnerJames Dashner Audi Hoang and Van Nguyen
We liked Maze Runner because it is action packed, filled with suspense, and powerful emotions. The book is written in a third person point of view, but the writing is so good it feels like first person point of view. This book is the perfect combination of good story- telling, imaginative plot-twists, and finger-biting intrigue all neatly packaged in simple language and short chapters that make you feel like you can read at the speed of light.
People who likes the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Ender Game series People who likes action packed books People who likes violent People who likes dystopian with a sci-fi edge
“A loud boom exploded the air, making Thomas jump. It was followed by a horrible crunching, grinding sound. He stumbled backward, fell to the ground. He wouldn't have believed it if he hadn't seen it for himself. The enormous stone wall to the right of them seemed to defy every known law of physics as it slid along the ground, throwing sparks and dust as it moved, rock against rock. The crunching sound rattled his bones. He looked around at the other openings. On all four sides of the Glade, the right walls were moving toward the left, closing the gap of the Doors. Then one final boom rumbled across the Glade as all four Doors sealed shut for the night.”
So there's this kid who wakes up in an elevator with no memory of his past other than the fact that his name is Thomas. When it the elevator doors open, he is pulled into a huge glade by a bunch of teenage boys who also have no memories besides what they should be called. They all share a strange vocabulary, a fondness for capitalizing words to make them special, and the same mysterious fate. Thomas gradually discovers that the Glade is run by two boys, Alby and Newt, who maintain order by enforcing strict rules and keeping all of the boys busy harvesting food and whatnot. This is important because outside the Glade is the Maze, a terrifying labyrinth of high walls covered in ivy that houses strange, lethal creatures known as Grievers. So the boys are stuck trying to stay alive as well as "solving" the Maze by running through it as fast as they can while tracking movements of the walls and trying to find an exit. Then, a day after Thomas's arrival, a girl is delivered through the elevator into the Glade. However, unlike each of the boys, she shows up mumbling strange prophetic words and then lapses into a coma. To make matters worse, her arrival triggers everything in the Glade to change: the sun disappears, the deliveries of supplies stop coming, and the doors stay open at night which allows the Grievers to pick kids off one-by-one.