The Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
The Evergreen Young Adult Book Award is sponsored by WASHYARG: Washington
Young Adult Review Group.
The 2012 Evergreen Young Adult Award goes to: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Over 1700 students voted for this year's award and we thank all of you for reading and participating!
An excerpt from James Dashner's web site:
"When Thomas wakes uop in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's door opens, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade -a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up - the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
To find out more about this book, visit James Dashner's blog.
Last Updated: March 21, 2012