Now Reading: ‘The Maze Runner’

  • Who: Eastview students
  • What: THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
  • When: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26th
  • Where: Room C332
  • Also: Food will be provided
  • Why: Because, REAL MEN READ!

Imagine waking up one day in total darkness, unsure of where you are and unable to remember anything about yourself except your first name. You’re in a bizarre place devoid of adults called the Glade. The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out. Outside the Glade is the Maze, and every day some of the kids — the Runners — venture into the labyrinth, trying to map the ever-changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit from this hellish place. So far, no one has figured it out. And not all of the Runners return from their daily exertions, victims of the maniacal Grievers, part animal, part mechanical killing machines.

Thomas is the newest arrival to the Glade in this Truman-meets-Lord of the Flies tale. A motley crew of half a dozen kids is all he has to guide him in this strange world. As soon as he arrives, unusual things begin to happen, and the others grow suspicious of him. Though the Maze seems somehow familiar to Thomas, he’s unable to make sense of the place, despite his extraordinary abilities as a Runner. What is this place, and does Thomas hold the key to finding a way out?

Students – check with the Eastview Media Center and/or your local library to get a copy of this book.  You can also check your local bookseller or order your own copy online.

Get your copy of the book, read it, and then join us for food (my treat) and discussion on THURSDAY, January 26th at 7:00 a.m. in Room C332. Why? Because REAL MEN READ!

Check out this video trailer for the book:

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