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book cover for the maze runner by james dashner

Series: Maze Runner

Chapters: 62; S/m/l

Pages: 375

Genre: YA Fiction/Sci-fi/Dystopia

“This is a fast-paced adventure in a very dark and pretty violent post-apocalyptic world. It is reminiscent of The Lord of the Flies, without the inventiveness of The Hunger Games.” – Debra Bogart

Description: Every month 1 boy is brought up into ‘The Glade’. The Glade is a wide area home to many other boys. It is surrounded by a complex ever-changing maze that is home to monsters at night. One day, Thomas is brought up into The Glade. The next day a girl follows him. After that everything goes wrong. Everyone in The Glade has limited time to escape before they are all devoured by the maze and it’s monsters.

“Are they changed because they want to go back to their old life, or is it because they’re so depressed at realizing their old life was no better than what we have now?” (149)

8/10
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book cover for breathe by sarah crossan

Series: Breathe

Chapters: 57; s/M/l

Pages: 371

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia

“Will leave fans breathless for the next one.” -ALA Booklist

Description: All of the trees in the world have been cut down and the population of remaining humans reside within a dome. Breathe, an air manufacturing company protects them as they all pay their oxygen tax. However, this government is hiding knowledge. 3 friends venture out into the Outlands with only 2 days of oxygen and what they find is not what you would expect.

“I know why they cut the trees down. I know the problem: the world’s population was soaring and people needed to eat. And the solution was to log all the remaining forests and use the land for farming.” (92)

8/10

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