My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I think I like the movie better.
"If you ain't scared, you ain't human."For one thing, everyone was nicer. I know that sounds lame, but honestly. In the book, all of the Gladers were jerks to Chuck, including Thomas. Like, listen buddy: Chuck is one of the few who doesn't want you dead. Appreciate him. Teresa verged on being a decent character in both the book and the movie, but she was continually thrown to the side.
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.
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.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
The writing was very simple. Perhaps that's perfect for a 16 year old boy with amnesia, but it fell flat to me. Also, the answers were withheld way too long. At some point, the suspense got annoying.
I liked the slang though. I know some reviewers thought it was annoying, but it felt natural for 50+ teenage boys to say SOMETHING when they get angry, and I, for one, appreciated how little real language they used.
If you like AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH OHMYGOSH WHAT COMES NEXT action and fear, watch the movie. The book wasn't quite as scary, although probably more violent. I guess there really is a difference between picturing something in your head and seeing it on screen!
Will I read The Scorch Trials? Absolutely. Even though the long suspense bothered me, I'm hooked on discovering what comes next.
Adult Content: A
Violence: C? A lot.
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