Book Nook 1: The Darkest Minds and The Maze Runner!

Welcome to Book Nook! A place to gather, share, discuss, and let your inner bookworm out.

This Month’s Must Read…

The Darkest Minds Trilogy

Written By: Alexandra Bracken

“The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.”

Ruby Daly is in 4th Grade when children across the United States begin dying at an alarming rate. There are few that survive, but those who do are changed forever by strange abilities they can’t control. The “Psi” children soon become a group to be feared. Thus, when on her 10th birthday Ruby gets handed to the government police by her parents, it could only mean she is headed to a rehabilitation camp. Alone and confused she is plunged into a brutal world of bleak stone, torture, and lies.

This is a tense story with an intriguing world and wonderful characters that takes unexpected, heart wrenching twists with every flip of the page. As the last book is set to come out October 27th it is the perfect time to get started and marathon through this riveting trilogy.

This Month’s Must See…

The Maze Runner

Written By: James Dashner

Directed By: Wes Ball

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up in a metal lift, only remembering his name. A group of boys pull him out and welcome him to the Glade. Like Thomas, they don’t know why or how they got to there, only that they must solve the maze that surrounds them. Thomas was expected as every boy before him. Then a girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change.

Many of us have eagerly awaited this movie, whether you have read this enthralling series or simply just watched the trailers. The Maze Runner hit theaters on September 19th, and since then has taken the box office by storm, making a total of $149 million so far. Most importantly it stayed faithful to the book, and the liberties that were taken only enhanced the experience for the viewer. Overall, with strong acting and a solid premise it is sure to entice audiences around the globe.

– Maria S.

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