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The Scorch Trials review

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

Where to buy; http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=bbliophile


So far, I have been LOVING the maze runner trilogy. It has so much suspense, and it's just an easy read.
However, this book was really confusing, and it got to a point where I just didn't know what was going on anymore. Another thing that bothered me was how repetitive it has gotten. Seriously, how many times can an author let a charactar sleep 'even though it was impossible to sleep in this situation'? It just got to a point where I was like 'OMG I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT OMG oh he fell asleep again. ofcourse.'
What I did like was how Dashner dragged me into the story. Every end of the chapter had a cliffhanger and I just wanted to keep on reading. I lost a lot of sleep because of this book. (are you happy now, Dashner?)
Even though the plot became a bit predictable (I guess they're safe now. Wait, they're not. WICKED lied again) it stayed exciting and it did not bore me at all.
WICKED isn't good. The Scorch Trials is


Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns - John Green

Published September 22nd 2009 by Speak (first published October 16th 2008)


Goodreads summary:

"Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.."


I've always been a fan of John Green's amazing writing style, and still am. There's just something about it that makes me want to keep on reading. I love his use of words, and the way he describes the events happening and the way he describes people. I'm also a big fan of his 'life-lessons' in his books, and this book had an amazing life-lesson in it as well.
The story, however, was a less amazing.
First of all, who follows a person they haven't really spoken to in years to go on this 'adventure' while it's pitch black outside and he has no idea where they are going and what they're going to do?
Secondly, Q talks about Margo all the time since her disappearance. Don't take that lightly, because I really mean all the time. ALL. THE. FREAKING. TIME. I would go crazy if I was one of his friends. He even gets mad at his friend for talking about prom, instead of Margo. What kind of friend does that? I just really don't get Q's obsession with Margo.
There are a few things I did like about this book. One thing being the character development. I love how you find out more and more about the REAL Margo, how she isn't as perfect as people think, and how Q realises it. I also loved the development in their friendship, and their new friendship with Lacey.
Overall, Paper Towns is well written, and the character development is great, but the story lacks content. Green's books mostly involve more than one topic. This book, however, had only one topic: a guy with an obsession over a girl that disappears, and how he keeps talking about her ALL. THE. FREAKING. TIME.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Published January 3rd 2013 by Corgi Childrens


Goodreads summary:

"You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page." 


This was a heart-warming, wonderful, uplifting story. 


August is a deformed, sweet little guy who goes to school for the first time, and has to deal with the mean kids. It's a very realistic environment and it's so heartbreaking that it makes you want to grab Auggie and hug him as tightly as I can.


I really like how this book was written, and you get to see the story through a different set of eyes every 50-somewhat pages, so you can see a different side of the story and see why some people did the things they did.


This book has made me laugh, cry and believe that kindness can change the world. R. J. Palacio deserves a standing ovation for this one!

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

Published October 6th 2009 by Delacorte Press


Goodreads summary:

"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 expectations were really high when I started reading, and The Maze Runner was really as good as I expected it to be. 


The Maze Runner is a real page turner and I finished it in 2 days. It is full of suspense and the only think I thought it lacked was character development. Thomas had a 'I know things better than everyone who has been here for 2 years now'- mindset throughout the whole book, and that annoyed me.


I am in love with James Dashner's writing style, and I really liked how every chapter was really short. That made it a lot easier to tell myself 'you can read three more chapters and than go to sleep' without being exhausted the next day.


I can not wait to buy The Scorch Trials and enjoy more of James Dashner's work.