This young adult novel caught my interest early and held it for the entire read. Every chapter ended in suspense. I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery with the characters as events unfolded. The character development is a little slim but how could there be much when the characters don't know who they are, only their names. So, really the characters developed as they learned more about who they are. I'm sure book two will offer more development about the Gladers. Thomas and the Gladers are up against an unusual force of evil and it takes all their abilities to solve the maze. The Maze Runner is a fun read that explores how friendship and trust complicate the survival of the fittest. I can't wait for book two!
Rating: 4 stars