The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I thought this would be a dystopian, like The Hunger Games. It's actually apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic. I won't talk too much about it because I could wax eloquent on how much promise it had and how much it didn't live up to the promise. Concept was amazing. At least what I could figure out of the concept. As far as the prose, there were a lot of general descriptors, (such as nasty. As Karen Anderson would say, "Don't you DARE use the word large. That's just a place-filler and you know it.") BUT I will read the sequel. Because I want to know what happens.
Cyndal loved this book and I think it's perfect for her age group: 12-14.