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The maze runner
James Dashner
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Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
Yet another series of dystopian lit for young adults (and now a movie). This first volume creates many more questions than answers. It’s somewhat frustrating because of that. I would say as an adult cross-over this one doesn’t really cut it. I won’t read the next two in the series. Might be a good book for teens and especially for teen guys though.
posted Apr 4, 2014 at 11:27AM
Avatar for Maddie B. Maddie B. said:
This book was amazing! I had a hard time going to sleep, I couldn’t stop reading this book! If you’re looking for a fast pace, exiting book full of mystery, sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, I suggest Maze Runner!
posted Jun 24, 2013 at 9:09AM
Jendelovely said:
This book raises more questions then answers. While the action keeps the story going, the ending was not very satisfying.
posted Jun 16, 2013 at 6:40AM
Kayley said:
Thomas is very scared in the Glade. He can't remember anything. When he first came to the Glade he was in a huge black box. The other Gladers think that there is a way to get out. Every day there are other certain Gladers who go out to the maze and try to figure out the path to the Exit. But at night the gates close. There is a reason for that. There are a bunch of monsters out in the maze at night. Is Thomas up for this challenge?
posted Mar 19, 2013 at 4:58PM
Avatar for WolfMoon WolfMoon said:
A postapocalyptic story with two sequels and a prequel. Read these at your own risk, because they are truly the darkest, most violent books I have yet encountered.
posted Jan 24, 2013 at 6:53PM
Avatar for WolfMoon WolfMoon said:
A postapocalyptic story with two sequels and a prequel. Read these at your own risk, because they are truly the darkest books I have yet encountered.
posted Nov 18, 2012 at 9:11AM
Ashley Peterson said:
I loved this book. What happens is Thomas comes to the gladers and the next day Teresea comes along too. It is science fiction and it is like the Hunger Games but less obivious.
posted Nov 12, 2012 at 8:43PM
Avatar for Olivia Torgerson Olivia Torgerson said:
I've said this once, I'll say it again. The people who come up with the title, book cover, and summary, never does the book the justice it deserves.
posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:32PM
jazzy2 said:
This book was the best book I have ever read. The ending made me want to jump right into the next book. I liked how the plot is never predictable. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes action and mystery.
posted Jan 29, 2012 at 8:37PM
hamburgers and me said:
Thomas wakes up in an elevator with no memories, other than his first name. The gladers show him the ways of their world. Thomas realizes he wants to be one of the maze runners. They try to find the answer to the maze, but the maze shifts over night. At night the big gates (north, south, east, and west) close to protect the gladers from the half machine half giant slug Grievers. But when the first ever girl arives every thing changes. She brings the news that no more supplies or kids will come. Then the gates don’t close. Can they figure out the maze in time?
posted Jun 22, 2011 at 5:19PM
Mia714 said:
About a boy who is put into a maze with a bunch of other boys and has to find his way out before time runs out.
posted Jun 4, 2011 at 8:45PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Thomas wakes up in the Glade. He has no idea how he got there; he has no concrete memories of his life before this. The Glade is a small safe haven in the middle of an enormous labyrinth, and Thomas is in the company of sixty other memory-less boys who have been delivered up to the same fate—solve the Maze before nightfall, or else. If they don’t make it out, the half-machine, half-animal, all-monstrous Grievers will attack and destroy. The Glade is the only refuge from the hazards of the Maze, but even though the boys have managed to organize, grow food, and make a life for themselves, and the desire to get out is overwhelming. Supplies are conveyed by the mysterious “Creators” via the same freight elevator that delivers a new boy every thirty days, but two years have gone by since the first batch of fellows arrived, and no one has solved the Maze yet. Thomas spends only one day struggling with the rules of his new life—he feels an overwhelming desire to be one of the runners who desperately try to solve the Maze every day, and makes tentative bonds with friendly Chuck, demanding Algie, and intelligent Newt. The very next day, the elevator arrives again and a new kid is flung into their midst. But this time it’s a girl, and she comes with a terrifying message: There will be no more deliveries of supplies, no more amnesiac kids. There will be no help, no rescue. The Maze needs to be solved—now or never. An action-packed story hints at a dangerous, devastated world outside the Maze, and as soon as one question is answered a new problem emerges to demand a life-or-death solution. Thomas is an intelligent protagonist, curious and determined to unlock both the puzzle of the Maze and the secrets in his head, but it’s the anticipation of what comes next that will keep the pages turning. The first book of a planned trilogy, The Maze Runner reveals a mysterious dystopia where survival, rebellion, and adventure reign supreme.
posted Feb 12, 2010 at 1:22AM
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main characters Thomas
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Age: Teenager
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Woke up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name; emerges into a world of about 60 boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies; trying to find a way to escape through a maze nearby.
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