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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy (Hardback)) [Hardcover]

11 Ratings: 2.6
A book by James Dashner

Grade 6–10—Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
9 reviews about The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy (Hardback))...
review by . October 30, 2010
"The Maze Runner" is a young adult adventure story set sometime in the future. It also has an element of mystery. Since the characters were all boys (except for one girl who didn't play an active role until near the end), the target audience appears to be teen boys. The suspense mainly came from the physical danger to the characters, but it also came from the lack of memories and the mystery of the maze. This book is the first in a trilogy, and it's a fast read.      …
review by . June 20, 2010
When Thomas finally wakes up, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He doesn't know why he's in this metal box or how he got there. When the box stops moving and is opened, Thomas finds himself the newest addition to fifty odd boys living in what they've named the Glade. There are a few simple truths about the Glade: the stone doors to the Maze open every morning and close every night, a new boy arrives every thirty days, supplies come every week, and the Grievers usually roam the Maze …
review by . February 14, 2010
"Thomas was more than happy to get away from the house, and headed back toward the tree. He'd only known what it was like to be alive here for a short while and he already wanted it to end. He wished for all the world he could remember something about his previous life. Anything. His Mom, his dad, a friend, his school, a hobby. A girl. He blinked hard several times, trying to get the image of what he'd just seen in the shack out of his mind. The Changing. Gally had called it the Changing. It wasn't …
review by . November 14, 2009
Thomas remembers only one thing when he wakes up in the dark elevator, and that is his first name. The elevator deposits him a glade where he finds himself surrounded other teen boys. Like him, the only thing that they remember of their lives is their names, and they all have found that they must survive in the Glade, surrounded by massive walls that close every night and protect the Gladers from the nasty creatures that roam the maze that surrounds their home. During the day, while most of the …
review by . November 09, 2009
The book started slow and I found it a bit hard to get through the first 100 pages. Then, about 120 pages in, Kaboom! The book became a page turner, I could not read fast enough. Written by James Dashner, this book is a must read.    The book is about Thomas, a 16 year old boy that wakes up in a lift not knowing where he is, how he got there, and more importantly, who he is. The doors open and he sees boys of varying ages looking at him and talking amongst each other. They are …
review by . September 10, 2009
This is a cynical and merciless story about a dystopian future where love and kindness have almost disappeared, cruelty and ruthlessness rule, and life is unremittingly bleak. The plot moves forward relentlessly, creating a real sense of suspense, which kept me reading on. There is a genuine mystery here that caught my curiosity, and for curiosity's sake I persevered.     I never actually enjoyed the story, or shared an easy understanding of the author's intentions. I did feel …
review by . September 03, 2009
This was an excellent young adult book- just enough questions to peak the interest, just enough answers to keep you invested in the narrative. I thought Dashner did a wonderful job portraying Thomas' confusion as he seeks to make his way in a world without any true frame of reference. The descriptions of the maze and the terrors it contains are masterful- Dashner has invented a wonderful dystopian world populated by teen-aged boys trying unsuccessfully to make sense of it all.    I …
review by . September 01, 2009
Brilliant, just brilliant! The very idea of an ever-changing maze had me snatch this up and I was instantly hooked. Thomas enters the Glade, a group of boys, just like him, who each show up wih their memories erased. They remember basic stuff, like their names and a sense of the world, but people and places and everything personal is wiped. Together, they try to solve the maze and avoid the Grievers; horrible half machine half animal creatures. Every night, the maze closes, leaving them alone in …
review by . August 26, 2009
I first heard about this book at an SCWBWI conference where its editor from Delacorte spoke highly of how it grabbed her attention right away.    I have to agree. The one thing that Dashner does right from start to finish is barely provide enough information to answer the questions that form in the reader's mind BUT what information he gives does promote one to keep reading.    Curiosity drove me to read this book straight through...that and the fact that …
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