I, Geronimo Stilton, was in love! I went out for a cup of coffee one morning and laid eyes on the most beautiful rodent I'd ever seen. Unfortunately, I immediately tripped over my paws and ended up with my tail in a toaster!
I was one mortified mouse. But I was determined to prove that I wasn't a complete stumblemouse. So I decided to join my family on their most daring adventure yet - a journey to the eighth wonder of the world! There I made a discovery so truly amazing, I knew I could win the heart of my darling ratlette...
I made the mistake of introducing my son to Geronimo Stilton and expecting him not to like the books, I picked him up from school one day with his nose buried in a book. He was over the moon when I told him that we have a heap of Geronimo books at home and he asked if this book was one as it sounds like a great book to read (his words) and when he realised that he can buy it from Mightyape that was his next purchase.
I had to wait to read the book as he opened his parcel and buried his nose in the book without even blinking. I asked his opinion and he said that he did enjoy the book but it is a "rough copy" and not as refined as the later books. I had to read it for myself and see what made him say that. I found that the story was what I had come to expect from Geronimo but the exciting and colourful fonts were missing, well they were there but only a few on each page and not as plentyful as later books. The cheesy jokes and references were there but I missed the colourful double paged illustrations and the explanations that come along in later books. I know that authors develop characters slowly and that most things get better with time and this was certainly the case with this book.
We are starting to get a rather large Geronimo Stilton collection and this book is part of it, my boys refuse to let it go.
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When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there, or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out, even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horrors that hunt the Maze's walled corridors.
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