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The Maze Runner

Author:  James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (11 votes)


Oct 12,2016

I think this book is a great start to a epic series I loved the action and tension that makes you permanently on edge. I recomend this book to people who have read the hunger games 

Mar 17,2016


Book review: The Maze Runner

Thomas is stuck in an massive encampment in the middle of a gigantic maze called the Glade. (The Glade is the encampment) and the only he can remember is his first name. However, he is not by himself in the Glade. He is with teenage boys who call themselves the 'Gladers'.

Like Thomas, the Gladers started their lives in the Glade, only remembering their first names and not knowing why are they in the middle of this maze. The only thing they know about the maze is that every morning the huge entrances to the maze slide open and every night they slide back to seal the glade from the maze.

When the entrances slide open in the morning, they will try to find the way out of the maze.

personal opinion/ recommendations: 

I enjoyed this book because it had action, it had suspense and it had made me want to read more. My favourite part of this book was when Thomas stayed out of the maze at night with these cyborg creatures called grievers to save some Gladers who were stuck outside the maze at night. I learnt that there are ways to survive from the book.

I recommend this book to people at the age from 11-18 because people around this area are interested in this kind of story. I recommend this book for people who like action and survival stories because it has plenty of action, heaps of twists, and is about surviving in the middle of a maze.

Nov 12,2015

This book is an amazing story. I love it and all the characters fit well together. It is interesting and keeps you entertained throughout the whole book. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone

Sep 09,2015

The Maze Runner is a great book about Thomas and his friends with new adventures during this book! Even when you think that the series is over you still have two more books to read! 

Jun 03,2015

The Maze runner is the first book of he triligy, Thomas wakes up knowing nothing but his own name where he is living in the glade where he is living in a sanctuary away from the grievers, there one goal is to kill. Thomas knows he knows but he can't remember what happened before he got to the glade.

Apr 16,2015

Maze runner is one out the trilogy written by James Dashner. I think this is one of the greatest novels I have ever read.


It is Science Fiction, Drama and Adventure based. The Main character is Thomas who was sent up to be apart of the “Glade”. In the novel Thomas has a best friend relationship with Newt the leader, Chuck, he’s best friend and Minho the keeper of the runners.


At the start of the book Thomas has lost his memory and has been taken to the maze. In the maze there are teenage boys, they call the maze the“Glade”. The Gladers have been trying to find their way out through the maze for 3 years. Thomas was told that there were evil mechanical creatures called Grievers, which would only come out at night. Thomas was the first person in the Glade to kill a griever. Thomas and the first girl sent up in the Glade “Teresa” have telepathic connection. Thomas and Teresa later on become really good friends.


Overall I would rate the novel a 5/5 as the Author uses very descriptive words. The plot was intriguing and kept me reading. It is defiantly a page turner book. It gets better and better, it becomes much more interesting and harder to put down. I think most people would like to read this book because of how it catches you and holds you there. The author made it really easy to understand for young readers. I would recommend this for ages 11 and up as some parts of the book were a bit hard to understand and they wouldn't get the purpose of the maze and the book it self. They have some language that young readers might think is a bit rude.





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