Tuesday, July 21, 2015

[Q&A With Reagan] The Maze Runner by James Dashner {Book & Movie}


A Review/Q&A by Reagan, age 11



Page Count: 384
Published on: October 6th 2009
Published by: Delacorte Press
Genre(s): YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Post Apocalyptic 
Source: Print: Paperback
Age Rating: PG-12

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Twitter@jamesdashner

Reagan's Rating: 5 stars




Goodreads synopsis:

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.



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Hey guys!

       So the Maze Runner is one of my sister Reagan's favorite series. She wanted to do do a Q&A for you guys. I haven't read The Maze Runner series yet, so I made sure she made her answers non spoiler-y. So here is the Q&A!

Q: What is The Maze Runner about? Give me a summary in your own words. No spoilers please.
        A: The book is about a group of teenage boys that are in the Glade (a random town place) surrounded by the Maze. The boys woke up in the Glade without any memories of why they're there. The Maze is filled with monsters called Grievers that will kill you or make you change. They have to figure out how to get through the Maze to get out of the Glade. 

Q: What would you rate this book? Why?
        A: 5 stars. These books were so amazing, they were action packed, they had a lot of plot twists, and emotions. I love these books.

Q: What did you like about this book? Dislike?
        A: I liked all of the character's personalities and that the book wasn't slow, it was always changing in some small way or there was a plot twist. I can't say anything else because SPOILERS! :P

Q: Who was your favorite character? 
        A: Thomas or Minho or Chuck

Q: Who was your least favorite character?
        A: Gally

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        We also watched the movie adaptation on the 19th of July. Here are the questions I asked her about the movie!


Q: What didn't you like about the movie?
        A: I didn't like that they changed the way they got to the solution, they missed key points in the plot, they killed too many people at the wrong times, and changed key factors in certain character deaths. 

Q: What else are you thinking?
       A: The director obviously read the books or James Dashner had a key role in the making of the movies. I also hated Gally in the books and they chose a perfect person to play Gally.

Reagan's Grading:

Casting Grade: B
Movie Grade: B-
Book Grade: A+


For an 11 year old Reagan is really brilliant. She knows what she's talking about, and hopefully you guys love her review. Comment down below if you want to have more Q&A/Reviews from Reagan!!!

Enjoy guys!
Olivia & Reagan

~livthebooknerd & Reagan~
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