“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
LOST meets Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies. Yes?
In theory I should have loved this book, but I came away a little frustrated and annoyed. The worst thing, for me, was the slang the boys used. Drove me crazy through the entire book. And then the constant questions looming overhead – when am I going to get some answers? And knowing that the answers I did get weren’t real… that irked me a bit.
Also, it felt like it moved slow. It picks up a little after the girl wakes up, and then it starts moving fast for the last 20 pages or so. But up to those points it was kind of draggy in a not-very-obvious sort of way.
So, liked it. Didn’t love it. Don’t want to own it, but will check out book #2 from the library.