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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good finish to the series but a few loose ends were left., October 14, 2011
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This review is from: The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book 3) (Hardcover)
This is the third and final book in The Maze Runner Series. I really enjoyed the first two books and gave both of them 5 stars. This one was also very good but I am giving it 4 stars. It is full of action from beginning to end. It seemed more violent to me than the previous 2 books but I think it is the kind of violence...the emotion that surrounds it in this book that made the difference for me. I have had my 4 children read the other two books and I must admit, because of some of the violence...I am hesitant to have my youngest 2 boys, (ages 8 and 10) read this book.

I feel like there were some great plot twists and some surprising and even shocking moments. However I also felt like a few scenes were extremely predictable to the point of being almost cliche. I also feel like the relationship with Thomas and Teresa never got the closure it needed and deserved.

While every good story is going to leave some questions unanswered there were a few questions and story lines in this series that I feel should have gotten answered and didn't. I kept waiting for information and it never came. I realize that not having every question answered is part of story telling but in this case, I feel like I wanted that question answered and didn't walk away feeling a sense of mystery, I walked away feeling let down.

Overall this was a very good book and overall it was a good and fitting ending to this series of books that I have loved. I am giving it 4 stars for the reasons I stated above. I feel like there were some missed opportunities with the way some aspects of the story ended.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2015 12:33:48 PM PST
Alas Amazon says:
I see that Amazon recommends this series for children 9 through 12. As a parent/grandparent and former teacher, I would not recommend these books for any child under 12. While the books are well written, there is far too much violence for younger children.
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