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The Maze Runner


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ISBN13: 9780385737951
ISBN10: 0385737955
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kristinwithani, March 19, 2015 (view all comments by kristinwithani)
The Maze Runner is intense and definitely keeps you on your toes. I enjoyed the book immensely. The characters are great and mostly believable. The writing is fluent--I couldn't stop turning the pages! A reader of any age will enjoy this book.
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Sheila Deeth, February 18, 2015 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)
Author James Dashner creates a sub-language all its own for teens trapped in the Glade, and it’s totally convincing, easy to follow, and a very cool adjunct to the description of a very strange life. Readers share Thomas’s sense of confusion right from the start, and are pulled straight into his thoughts and fears. As the Greenbean (newest member) learns his way around, the Glade becomes scarily real, but change is coming. And change is always scarier than following the status quo.

The Maze Runner offers a taste of isolation, rebellion, change and mystery, with dangerous threats, monsters all the more scary for being so scarcely described, and the battle for control, of self, others, or destiny, rising to the fore. The story’s complete by the end of the book, but more is most urgently promised and it’s hard not to insist on picking up the next book straight away.

I don’t know what the movie will be like, but I can imagine they’ll do a good job. The Maze Runner is the sort of book that creates just enough to imagine it all without boring readers in the telling; highly recommended.

Disclosure: I kept reading bits of it in stores, so I asked for it for Christmas and I’m glad I did.
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Caden Francois, November 28, 2012 (view all comments by Caden Francois)
Maze Runner By: James Dashner

I think that the Maze Runner was a great, fast paced book. I liked how there was no rest between action, no “filler” words, as it were. Once each little piece of action came to an end, James Dashner neatly transitioned to another adventure. The book starts with Thomas, a boy with no memory but his name, and a group full of other such boys in the same predicament. They are trapped inside a giant maze with monsters roaming it’s corridors. Each night they are safely closed in, and each day they fervently track the maze, trying to find a way out. On page 186, Thomas thinks “Never before had the sheer size of the Maze truly hit him. Miles and miles and miles. With it’s walls that moves, every night, he finally understood why the Maze was so hard to solve.” It seemed that they were doomed to stay in the Maze until they were all killed by the monsters outside their home. The theme of this book is to never give up, no matter how bleak the situation is. Eventually you will prevail. I like this theme and how we can apply it to our lives, and I think that the Maze Runner is definitely on my list of top books.

Review by: Caden Francois
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Liz in the City, September 10, 2011 (view all comments by Liz in the City)
This book plays out like a long mystery, leaving you questioning everything you're seeing and hearing through the narrator's eyes. The Maze Runner has definite strains of Lord of the Flies, but I, personally, think it has much greater payoff in the end. I read this before knowing it was part of a trilogy and now I can't wait to see how the entire story ends. I'd recommend this for anyone who misses The Hunger Games or is looking to "hook" boys into reading.
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Richard Tracey, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Richard Tracey)
Midway through this YA novel, and the suspense is killing me. Just what is this maze? And who are the Creators?
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Dashner, James
Nancy Paulsen Books
Visionary & metaphysical
Boys / Men
Social Issues - Friendship
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Children s-General
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Maze Runner Trilogy
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Product details 336 pages Nancy Paulsen Books - English 9780385737951 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An intensely suspenseful page-turner."
"Review" by , "A riveting suspense novel with an anti-behaviorist message that works...because it emerges only slowly from the chilling events."
"Synopsis" by , When Thomas wakes up, he's surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got there. The next day, a girl arrives with a surprising message.
"Synopsis" by , The first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series — The Maze Runner is a modern classic, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.
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