The Maze Runner, by m


With The Hunger Games movie coming out in six weeks, Young Adult fiction has been on my mind.  I was melancholy a couple weeks ago….knowing that my love affair with that trilogy is  over (I’m not a re-reader, like my little sister), and I know that while the movie(s) will be good, they’ll merit the standard “But the book was better!” comment.

I knew it was time to move on.  I knew I had to get my fix. So, I thought like a pre-teen and went straight to the librarian at the public school I work at, and asked what all the cool kids are checking out these days.

Her answer was “The Maze Runner” trilogy, by James Dashner:

I’m about half way through the first book, after spending a couple weeks on the library wait-list with the rest of the financially-challenged literary trend-setters (read: pre-teens).

So far, it’s fun! While it’s no Hunger Games, The Maze Runner is entertaining enough to have me wondering why I’ve overlooked sci-fi for all these years. I can’t really believe I’m writing this, but after devouring two post-apocalyptic suspense trilogies, am I considered a science fiction fan?  Should I be looking into going to conventions and dressing up in costumes?

One thing is for sure, I’m not going to twiddle my thumbs on a library waiting list for the rest of the books. I pooled my Scholastic  bonus coupons (I get them when I order books for my class), and ordered the books online.

Woo! slash Embarrassing!

Can somebody please recommend some sci-fi literature that’s not aimed at 14-year-olds? I’m starting to feel bad about stealing these library books from kids. I know Dad always talks about Dune…


About weywardsisters

The Three Weyward Sisters first appeared in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. It turns out we have more in common with these “weird” sisters than we thought. In the Shakespeare play the sisters represent darkness, chaos and conflict. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which of us represents each. They also usually show up to mark impending doom. Well, we certainly hope that our presence on this little corner of the Interwebs doesn’t mean impending doom for anyone. However, we find our commonalities with the witches in other ways. To be weyward means to be willful, disobedient and to turn away from what is “right or proper”. Those who know us would whole heartedly agree – we are three weyward sisters. We are three headstrong, stubborn (some more than others), obstinate and willful sisters. Read at your own risk.

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  1. M, listen to your father (he’s a wise man) and read the Dune series!
    Some other good reads: The Chrysalids, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984, are, I think, precursors to much of the dystopian YA fiction out now.

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