The Maze

The Maze Just fourteen Rick Walder is alone on the run and desperate Stowing away in the back of a truck he suddenly finds himself at a dead end out in the middle of nowhere The Maze In this surreal lands

  • Title: The Maze
  • Author: Will Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9780380729135
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just fourteen, Rick Walder is alone, on the run, and desperate Stowing away in the back of a truck, he suddenly finds himself at a dead end, out in the middle of nowhere The Maze In this surreal landscape of stark redrock spires and deep sandstone canyons, Rick stumbles into the remote camp of Lon Perigrino, a bird biologist who is realeasing fledgling California condorJust fourteen, Rick Walder is alone, on the run, and desperate Stowing away in the back of a truck, he suddenly finds himself at a dead end, out in the middle of nowhere The Maze In this surreal landscape of stark redrock spires and deep sandstone canyons, Rick stumbles into the remote camp of Lon Perigrino, a bird biologist who is realeasing fledgling California condors back into the wild Intriqued by the endangered condors and the strange bearded man dedicated to saving them, Rick decides to stay on When two men with a vicious dog drive up in a battered old Humvee, Rick discovers that Lon and his birds are in grave danger Will he be able to save them In a heart stopping adventure infused with the spirit of the Icarus myth and a boy s dreams of flight, Will Hobbs brings readers a unique tale of identity, personal growth, and friendship 01 Blue Spruce Award Masterlist YA Cat , 01 AZ Young Reader Award Masterlist Teen Bks cat , 00 01 Sunshine State Young Reader s Award Masterlist Gr 6 8 , 00 01 Black Eyed Susan Award Masterlist, 00 01 Minnesota s Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Masterlist, 00 01 South Carolina Book Award Nomination Masterlist Grds 6 9 , 00 01 Lone Star Reading List, 00 01 Utah Book Award Gr 7 12 , 01 Washington State Evergreen YA Book Award Masterlist, 00 01 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist Gr 6 8 , and 01 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award Nominee Masterlist

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    About “Will Hobbs”

    1. Will Hobbs

      WILL HOBBS is the author of seventeen novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories Seven of his novels, Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason s Gold, were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association ALA also named Far North and Downriver to their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Centrury Ghost Canoe received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1998 for Best Young Adult Mystery In outdoor stories that appeal to both boys and girls, Hobbs has readers discovering wild places, sharing adventures with people from varied backgrounds, and exploring how to make important choices in their own lives A graduate of Stanford University and former reading and language arts teacher, Will has been a full time writer since 1990 He lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado Will s books have won many other awards, including the California Young Reader Medal, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, the Colorado Book Award, and nominations to state award lists in over thirty states.

    615 thoughts on “The Maze”

    1. As a young boy, Rick bounced around from foster house to foster house. Could you imagine being a young boy with no parents? He never really knew where he belonged so he acted out about his situation. His behavior landed him a spot at the Blue Canyon Youth Detention Center. His 6 month sentence there was cut short one day when Rick made a run for his freedom. Eventually, he found himself living with a biologist, Lon Peregrino, in the canyons of Arizona. Rick learned that sometimes in life people [...]


    2. I am not sure I can properly rate this, because this books and I have major history. The title of this book has haunted me for yearssssssssss. What started out as reminiscing about middle school and reading those horrible books joke but turned into a long lasting and very thought provoking argument on what this book was called. It only took us a few years, but this is the day that will forever be known that the biggest mystery of my middle school years has been solved. Thank gosh for small mirac [...]


    3. Recommended for gr. 6-12. This is my all-time favorite Will Hobbs book. I love his descriptions of the Maze (in Canyonlands National Park), the condors and hang-gliding. It makes me want to fly myself! The story deals with Rick, a troubled 14-year-old on the run, who ends up in the camp of Lon Peregrino, a condor scientist in the Maze. The two loners find themselves with much in common, working their way from suspicion to acceptance to trust, while dealing with bad guys and nature. A great read, [...]


    4. The Maze by Will Hobbs is a Young adult, and fiction novel which captures the will of a 14 years old,Rick Walker, to soar the through the clouds. Rick meets up with Lon Peregrino, a bird researcher, who is taking care of endangered condors. He is instantly inspired to help him in his plan to bring back the population of condors. Rick is trying to forgive his mother and father for leaving years prior through out the story. The story was too easy for my tastes. Characters were a bit stale and bori [...]


    5. It's hard to pick an audio book our whole family (ages 11, 13 & adults) can listen to on a roadtrip, but this one really worked. Sympathetic characters, adventure, mystery, animals, flying -- it had a little something for everyone.


    6. This book took me an unusually long time to finish. There was a lot of jargon, and the writing wasn't great, but I thought the plot was okay.



    7. "Who is Rick Walker?" the judge intoned. . .Rick knew he wasn't dangerous to anybody, if that was what the judge was getting at. Throwing rocks at a stop sign wouldn't suggest that he was, would it?  He'd never hurt anybody."For violating the express conditions of your probation, six months in Blue Canyon Youth Detention Center," the judge pronounced. . .Rick went instantly numb.  Paralyzed.  Struck by lightning.  He'd heard about Blue Canyon, down near Las Vegas.  There were even murd [...]


    8. The Maze By Will Hobbs, 1998, fiction In this will Hobbs book, Rick Walker changes his life. Hobbs leads you though the up and downs of Rick's crazy life. This book is like watching a good movie, always getting better as it goes. "'The state of Nevada has a problem with you' the judge began, then paused to glare at him over his reading glasses." Will Hobbs crated this to tell of a story of a boy getting into trouble and finding a way out by running away. Rick had a vary hard life at the beginnin [...]


    9. Life can be rather difficult at times, especially if you are young Rick Walker. Raised by his grandmother after his mother and father basically abandoned him, his life has been a daunting maze ever since she died. Bumped around from group home to group home, Rick came to the conclusion that life in the foster care system sucked. One dead end after another, Rick was frustrated so he decided to hurl stones at a stop sign. For that he got arrested and sentenced to 6 months t the Blue Canyon Juvenil [...]


    10. After reading some Will Hobbs books in the past, I thought I would've enjoyed this one as much as I did with the other books. But I couldn't love this one, yes Will Hobbs is one of my favorite authors I just didn't enjoy the book like I thought I would've. I enjoy reading books with a lot of action and mystery. The ones about survival or a journey across the country. Yes this book had some but it didn't really interest me as much as others. I did enjoy the first several chapters of the book, whe [...]


    11. The Maze was a great book for high school students to read, because it would probably relate to at least half of them in the school. It gives you some life lessons and teaches you to learn new things. It takes place mostly in the middle of redrock canyons of Nevada.I relate with Rick a lot. His grandma died, he got in trouble, and he got sent to Blue Canyon, a juvenile detention center, for a very stupid reason. Rick gets very down, sad with himself and is willing to do anything to fix his probl [...]


    12. Rick is at a dead end. With his life threatened at the Juvenile Detention Center he's been sentenced to, he makes a desperate escape into the desert. Eventually he stumbles into the camp of a bird biologist, Lon Peregrino, who releases condors into the wild and watches over them as they mature.Lon and Rick have more in common than they might have guessed, and before long become partners, of a sort.Lon's camp is in the middle of rugged Southwestern Utah, a place called The Maze, due to all of its [...]


    13. I would recommend this book because of its adventurous nature, but not really for any other reason. It is not a bad book, exactly, but it is not a phenomenal book either. Rick’s character is really flat and unrealistic. He has no real character flaws, and Lon and he connect way too fast to be believable. It also seems too coincidental that Lon just happens to have an almost identical background to Rick’s. The ending also has some problems. Most of the book focuses on the conflict between Lon [...]


    14. Rick's life is in shambles. Frightened and with no one to turn to, he resorts to the only solution he can land on. Running away. Desperation leads Rick to one snap decision after another until he comes face to face with the owner of a vehicle he "sort of" stole and gets a terse but unexpectedly lenient reaction. With no where else to go, Rick stays with Lon, who turns out to be a scientist working to reintroduce Condors to Canyonlands National Park.I picked this book up at a gift shop in Grand C [...]


    15. I have finished reading The Maze by Will Hobbs. This story is about a boy that ends up in a juvenile detention center after being through a bunch of foster and group homes. Rick escapes after trying to blow the whistle on corrupt guards. His journey ends at an isolated camp on the edge of a system of canyons known as the Maze District, in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. Here he finds a biologist Lon Peregrino who is nurturing six young condors bred in captivity. Lon Peregrino is not very goo [...]


    16. I recently finished The Maze by Will Hobbs. The main character Rick Walder, who is fourteen and has been bouncing around from one foster home to the next, finds himself in a juvenile detention center in Utah. He managed to escape from the camp by hiding in the back of the truck, but this just leads him to bigger problems. He ends up lost in the middle of nowhere, The Maze,but manages to find a bird biologist by the name of Lon Perigrino. Rick is fascinated by Lon’s work and decides to stick ar [...]


    17. Entry 1-Rick Walker is the main character and is the protagonist. The judge is the antagonist. Rick is a fourteen year old boy who threw rocks at a stop sign. For that, the judge sent him for six months to Blue Canyon Youth Detention Center, where there were murderers. Entry 2-The setting is first in the courtroom then in Blue Canyon and then in the maze. The theme of the book is that you need to forgive and forget, or else you can't move on. It is in first person point of view.Entry 3- Rick is [...]


    18. The maze is a story about a 14 year old boy named Rick Walker who went to Blue Canyon Detention Center, and escaped. He met a guy named Lon Peregrino who was a bird biologist that was working for the Condor Project. He and Lon became good friends and Lon let him stay at his camp in Utah. Both Rick and Lon had a hard childhood because they got moved from foster to foster home. Lon thought Rick how to fly a hang glider in about a week and that's how Rick saves Lon and also breaks his arm. Lon love [...]


    19. This book was terrible!! It started out with a little hope in the very beginning (even though the boy went to a military camp thing for stealing a cd?), and it also reminded me of holes in the beginning which I like. When he escaped he came across this guy in the middle of the desert with wild, man-eating birds and it didn't really go anywhere for then on. There was absolutely no plot in this book and the event were random, out of place and just plain boring. I had to stop reding it almost at th [...]


    20. Not really my thing but I'm trying to read more "boy" books so I can have good ones to recommend. My dad commented that the last book I recommend to him was ok but "girly" with too many descriptions of clothes and feelings. I liked The Maze though I've never read Will Hobbs before so I was worried at first that it might have graphic violence or language in some tense spots but there was nothing offensive. I found myself very interested in the condors and visiting the real website to see how they [...]


    21. I'm a sucker for a book about an angry, seemingly unreachable teen who just needs a chance and someone to listen. Action, mystery, and heart. A little bit for everyone. I really expected to not like this book. It seems sort of erringly marketed as an adventure/wilderness/survival book. I would instead market it as adventure/mystery.I liked it -one of those that pulls ya right in. It was recommended to me by a boy in my class. As an adult, I can say it sort of hits you over the head with its them [...]


    22. The book The Maze is a fiction book about this kid named Rick, he escapes prison with help from corrupt guards and flies a plane to the edge of the maze district in the mountains of utah. He meets a biologist named Lon. Lon specializes in birds, and he lets Rick watch his six condors. Lon teaches Rick how to hang glide. Then these two guys try to steal Lon's condors to sell them on the black market. Lon then follows these guys to a cave that is full of pipe bombs and explosives. Rick then swoops [...]


    23. Will Hobbs crafts a nice story about a directionless teenage boy who gets called upon to make some tough decisions. We meet Rick, a teen who finds himself assigned to a juvenile detention center for 6 months. Just as the sentence appears to be up, something happens that makes him flee the center and take off on his own. He meets Lon, a person responsible for a condor program in the desert. What follows is a tale of danger, trust and narrow escapes. Overall, a great story. If you like this, I wou [...]


    24. Not my favorite adventure story, but I'm glad I finished it. The writing style was very honest and detailed, all elements of the plot tied together well without an overly sappy ending. There was nothing i found particularly negative about this book, but the storyline just didn't really speak to any of my personal interests. Some parts seem a bit far-fetched, but of course it is fiction. Considering how some situations were handled, i don't think I would say the story is completely believable, bu [...]


    25. Jonathan Saldana10-14-16Period 2It's AliveThe Maze, Will Hobbs, 248 pages, 1999. This is a sort of mystery book describing the life of a 14 year old orphan boy who was sent to prison for 6 months for throwing multiple stones at a stop sign. He escapes the prison for fear of his life being in danger and finds himself trying to save a severely endangered group of condor.I give this book a 4.5 because it was very descriptive in how the setting and plot was explained.I recommend this book as a light [...]


    26. I had loved the book even with the time that has passed since reading it. The pacing that it has was done fairly well, enough that the age it was intended for would be glued onto the page wanting to soak in each event in Rick's life. Rick, as a troubled teen was well done if the idea that he was much more than just a troubled teen, and his parents were the typical ones that cared too much. It made the book that much better though, with how the characters were done, and the point of view used by [...]


    27. MaJoR SpOiLeRsThis is about a person who is at a bad camp, a juvenile offenders camp. I think he doesn't belong there. Rick must think that to, because when a friend tells him he's on the beat-up list, he hit's the trail. He stoles away in a truck with two dead cows in the back. He meets a scientist that is studying huge vultures that are almost extinct.But what about the people who don't like Condors? What will they do? Surprise ending.A very nice book. Have fun with the dead calfs!I wonder why [...]


    28. A troubled fourteen year old named Rick Walker is out in the world on his own. He ran away from a juvenile detention centerin Nevada to a red rock canyon in Utah. Here he stumbles upon a man who changes his life forever. Lon Peregrino shares his love for condor birds with Rick and encourges him to get his life back on the right track. This book could be used in a literature discussion activity. The students can perform a compare and contrast chart based on the growth of the main character Rick W [...]


    29. Excellent teen book. Has all the great tropes of lifeath, attachment, Southern Utah, hang gliding, endangered species, rebellion against authorityA teen escapes from a correctional facility and finds his way to Utah. He becomes involved with a wildlife conservationist who is introducing condors into the park. There are bad guys around who want to get rid of thengupym dope so they can get their illegal stash out. Lots of adventure and good emotions. I enjoyed this book a lot.


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