by James Dashner
I actually feel bad about not being more excited about this book. I was really looking forward to reading it. I was sure it had to be way more exciting and complex than the movie.
It was not.
This is one of the reasons I dislike watching the movie before reading the book. It just kills all the excitement or surprise that a story could give me.
If you haven’t watched the movie nor read the book, you might want to stop reading now.
Unexpected girl in a box? Yeah, that ‘s Teresa.
The doors won’t close? Well, of course, that’s how the grievers get in.
The make it to the other side of the maze in spite of the ugly things chasing them? Obviously.
Best friend dies? I was thinking about that since he was introduced.
How can I possibly be surprised or shocked? There wasn’t even any extra details or excluded characters to get to know. I was totally not thrilled. This was, however, the first audiobook I’ve gotten totally into in quite a while, though.
THAT I thoroughly enjoyed. The recording I got had even a couple of accents and a different tone for almost each of the characters. I really love the ones where the performer really gets into it and takes you into the story simply with his or her voice. I think that is the only reason I immediately jumped to the next book in this series: The Scorch Trials.
That movie, I didn’t watch. So maybe I can get more excited about the gladers and their new challenges.