Jimmy Dashner's A Door In The Woods

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Jimmy Fincher is the lead protagonist of the Jimmy Fincher series of novels by James Smith Dashner. The first novel of the series was his author debut, A Door in the Woods that was first published in 2003. While Dashner for the most part writes speculative fiction he is also an author of young adult science fiction, fantasy and children’s literature. He is best known for the Maze Runner series of novels that have been made into a blockbuster movie by the same title. James was born in Austell, Georgia in 1972 being one of six children born to Mormon parents. Dashner loved reading from a very young age and by the time he was ten he was already typing out stories on his parents’ old typewriter. He would graduate from Duluth High School before…show more content…
The novel is an exhilarating read as Jimmy finds himself having to make even tougher decisions than he did in the first narrative. In the first novel he had searched and finally managed to acquire the first gift out of four. He had been offered the gift by desperate yet mysterious persons who asserted that all they wanted was the world to be saved from one of the biggest threats to safety and tranquility caused by a ruthless enemy. The enemy continues to be as mysterious as they are cruel in never revealing what their true intentions are. All that Jimmy and his associates know is that the Stompers as their enemies are known are coming for them. One important thing that Jimmy had managed to do was seal the Black Curtain entrance a strange opening to the outside world that the Stompers had earmarked for their inevitable entry. In the meantime, Jimmy takes his family to Japan while he goes on a quest to find the second gift with scarcely any information on how to acquire it. He is not a genius, mutant or wizard but has to face up to unimaginable period and resolve the deepest of mysteries. The weight of the survival of the world rests on the shoulders of a fourteen year old who cannot afford to

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