What I like about these books is how action packed they are. There's never a dull moment, and James Dashner definitely gives you surprises along the way, and they're not always good ones. The novels are very fast paced, which means they're rather fast reads. Once you start, you really just want to know how it ends. Are they going to survive and find a cure? Or is the whole world going to perish because of this deadly disease? Those are the questions that drive the whole trilogy. The most disturbing thing about this novel, and any dystopian novel in general, is that if you think about it, it could actually happen. It's something that you could actually see happen in our society, and it makes you think about what you would do if you were placed in the same situation as the characters in the novel. Would you be as brave as them, or would you go into hiding, hoping to never catch the Flare? And honestly, you'd probably surprise yourself if you were in the same situation. People don't really know how they'll react unless they're placed in life or death situations. It's scary to think about. And hopefully we'll never have to be placed in situations like that.
Well enough of that for now. Next I'll be reading It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Until next time, happy reading!