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The Maze Runner
375 pages; Delacorte Press
Like Divergent and The Hunger Games trilogy, The Maze Runner is a YA dystopian novel about life in a world that's part 1984 and part Lord of the Flies. Thomas, a teenager, wakes up to find himself in a manmade labyrinth society where boys survive on what they can grow, find or steal. The September movie is sure to be a non-stop adrenaline rush, but read the book for that rare and oh-so-satisfying pleasure of being able to tear though 375 pages in one night. Think of it as popcorn for your imagination.
— Leigh Newman