Wow, this week has been fabulous, with discussions on language, tribal communities, the use of gender, and the outstanding pacing of THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner. I hope you've enjoyed the discussion as much as I have.
In celebration of this title, we're giving away two copies! A hardcover and a paperback! All you have to do is comment on this post by Sunday, and Beth will announce the winners on Monday morning!
Since the others have done such a great job of bringing up the talkable aspects of the book, I'm just going to give you one of my twitter reviews.
THE MAZE RUNNER in 140 characters or less: Running through a maze, trying to find a way out. Can Thomas find the exit b4 becoming Griever food? And time is running out for everyone... (So I abbreviated before. Sue me. It fits in exactly 140 chars!)
Characters: All boy society--at least until "the last one" comes. Thomas: fearful yet courageous; loyal. I really liked him, and was rooting for him. (3 characters left over. Whew.)
Plot: Find a way out, stat. Worldbuilding was done well; Dashner gave me what I needed right when I needed it. Consequences: high. Ending: wow. (Again, 3 characters left. Do I detect a pattern?)
My favorite part: When Thomas goes to the cemetery. I don't know why, but I really found that part touching. I connected to him in that moment; I cared. (6 characters. Dangitall. There goes my patterning.)
What do you think? Have you read this book? In 140 characters or less, tell me what you thought!
I bought THE SCORCH TRIALS the day it came out. I haven't read it yet, but it's at the top of my TBR pile. I can't wait to see what James Dashner has in store for Thomas!