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Mandafofanda Reads Lots

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

The Death Cure - James Dashner When the book begins with the protagonist refusing to get answers to things that the reader is dying to know (and is really the only reason she is bothering to finish this trilogy in the first place), the reader starts to dread that this series will just be a complete mindfck of frustrating non-answers.

And it was.

When the reader starts to think, "Yeah I'd be ok if this major character offed himself," it's not a good sign.

When the reader thinks "Why are the characters making such stupid decisions when they're supposed to be super smart?" it's not a good sign.

When the reader hates all the girls in this book, it's not a good sign.

When the only answers to any Why's you get are *clap clap, jazz hands* "Because Variables," it makes the reader bash her head against her desk and get annoyed at the author for not thinking that his readers are smart enough to appreciate a well-thought out reveal.

Just so this review isn't all negative, here are some things that I did like:

The slang was fun.

Minho could be pretty funny.

The last chapter or so was action-filled and engrossing.

Yeah, that's about it.