Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Maze Runner: Book to Movie Review

Amazon Storyline: 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. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. 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. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run.

My Thoughts: I have challenged a few friends from work to read the book with me so we can all see the movie together. I must admit we all struggled at the beginning. The author's desire to be vague and mysterious to pull the reader in left the reader feeling confused and not feeling like reading the book. Once you push through the first hundred pages you are fine and it is smooth sailing through the other two books as well. The book is great post-apocalyptic fun and a great Trilogy to read. 

You really begin to identify with the main character, Thomas, and truly become invested in him. I like that the main character of this book is a male. While I do enjoy the young adult books with females, I really enjoy the books with male leads. It is great to read something different. The trailer for the movie based on the book looks like it will be good and will stay overall close to the book. Thomas is being played by Dylan O'Brien from Teen Wolf. The movie is set to be released on September 19, 2014. I am looking forward to it. I know that they will keep turning out young adult movies based on books as long as they keep making money.

What are your thoughts? Is there a book that you would like see turned into a movie?

Post by Vikki
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