Disclaimer: This is not a book review!
Spoiler-Free Discussion: I really liked how this book was played out. It sounded a lot like Variant by Robison E. Wells, which is one of my favorite books of all time. Also, some of the characters were a lot like people I know in real life. For example, 13-year-old Chuck is very much the same as one of my best friends. She is a bit annoying at times, yet I'm still very grateful to have her as a friend, just as Thomas was glad to have Chuck. Minho also reminded me of a couple people in my generation. His annoying, defined personality is very much the same as a few of my peers. Other characters such as Gally (the mean and crazy boy), FryPan (the cook) and Theresa (Thomas' companion) also remind me of people in real life. I found it especially interesting to read The Maze Runner because of the well established characters.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are reading this now then you should have read the book. So... When Chuck died it was almost like Rue from the Hunger Games died all over again! I felt really connected to Chuck, especially because his character reminds me of my friend. Also, this book was so intense. At the end of each character it was either, "The doors of the Maze slammed shut." or "She sat up with frozen blue eyes." (VARIANT SPOILER!) I thought she was going to be a robot like Jane was in Variant! (VARIANT SPOILER OVER)
What did you think of The Maze Runner? Did it remind you of people you know in reality as well? Leave a comment below and tell me about it!
Also, be sure to look out for another post of The Maze Runner!