The Maze Runner

James Dashner,

Reading level

  • L2

Average rating

5 out 5




This book should not be ignored by The Hunger Games or Divergent fans trust me I am one of both so I should know P.S. KATNISS EVERDEEN AND BEATRICE PRIOR ROCK

Anonymous 09.03.2015

When a boy wakes up, alone, and trapped in an elevator, he can only remember one thing - his name. Yet he soon finds that he's not alone, but a whole army of boys welcomes him to this encampent they call 'The Glade.' Confused and angry, Thomas looks for answers but nobody has any idea what they're here for and why. The only thing they're certain about is that they're in the middle of a monstrous maze, and they've been trying to find a way to escape. However, when a girl appears in the lift, she has one message- she's the last one, they must find a way out of the maze, or die. However with terrifing Grievers prowling around the maze, the chances of making it out alive is very slim. Even if they do make it, will they finally have reached freedom? Or will it lead to another mind game?

Anonymous 28.07.2015

The first in the Maze Runner series. I was glued to the book and I was disappointed every time I had to put the book down! Fast-paced, action-packed and good character development. Imaginative ideas from the author - I would definitely recommend this book. My all-time 6th favourite book!!! AMAZING!!!!

Anonymous 10.08.2016

if you love a gripping book then this is the book for you. I would recommend readers 12 and over to read this book.

Anonymous 18.08.2015

The maze runner is an enthralling and capturing story full of confusion and mystery that'll keep you guessing all the way through! I couldn't put it down once! If you like this you'll love: The Hunger Games, Divergent and Mortal engines.

Anonymous 18.08.2017

Part one of a three part series. Very mysterious with lots of unanswered questions reccomend to 10+.

Anonymous 12.04.2017

Read this book if you like adventure, bravery and mystery1

Anonymous 09.08.2016

Again, the literary gift that this author puts out there is amazing, his descriptions give you a real life visual and adds to the fun of reading it, The emotions that he gives you through the gift of writing is, phonominal!

Anonymous 16.08.2017

if you like the future and science, drama, adventure all mushed up then James Dashner's books are just for you.

Anonymous 24.08.2017

I had chills run down my spine at least 50 times during this book it made me want to scream RUN RUN

Anonymous 02.09.2016

Really enjoyable, kept good suspence throughout and had me racing to the end to find out what would happen

Anonymous 04.04.2014

If you liked Hunger Games you'll love this! Awesome mystery and a few twists will have you on the edge of your seat! Couldn't put it down I rate it a 10!!!

Anonymous 17.08.2017

This book is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. My fave character is Thomas although I do like Newt and Minho. Gally strikes me as a bully but Albys sarcasm is amusing. Chuck is really sweet but I think he deserves more character development and appreciation. I think there is something fishy about Tereasa. Ill read the next book and find out what is going on with the mysterious Tereasa.

Anonymous 30.07.2017

I want to read the next one

Anonymous 04.01.2017

I think children that are 11 and above should read this book because it has a lot of action and emotions in it. The book is about a boy called Tom and fifty teenagers that has been sent to a different world called the glade that is surrounded by a maze. Has Tom and the teenagers got what it takes to survive. This book is sure to leave children hanging. It is an absolute page turner and I would definitely recommend it.

Anonymous 07.08.2017

This is a thrilling series and the best series that I have ever read

Anonymous 16.06.2015

it is a very good book full of action

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Anonymous 13.07.2015

wow this book is amazing!!! good for hunger games and divergent fans

Anonymous 23.06.2014

This book is a book I would definitely recommend if you love an action book, I'll give a quick summary. Thomas wakes up in a strange moving cage, soon finding himself stuck in the glad that is surrounded by a Maze filled with grievers. Thomas with help from others has to escape

Anonymous 19.08.2015

It is a trilogy and it is a great mystery book

Anonymous 19.08.2015

I liked how the auther describe everything

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Anonymous 21.08.2015

this was such an adventure book and was full of action

Anonymous 24.08.2015

You should read this book because its good for boys and girls. It is full of action and adventure, but contains a love story as well!

Anonymous 12.08.2014

Hard to get into

Anonymous 01.12.2016

A great book. A thrilling, exciting storyline with a nail biting end!

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Anonymous 14.07.2015

I think others should read this book because it is full of exciting stuff, Great characters and a bit of emotional stuff near the end, There are other books in the Maze Runner Series but the first book has to be the best!!!!!!!

Anonymous 05.12.2014

keeps you reading to find out what happens next .

Anonymous 22.07.2015

Really scary, but absolutely amazing

Anonymous 04.11.2014

It is a great book and is very funny.

Anonymous 22.07.2015

You should read this book because it is awesome and has a lot of good features like:suspense,cliffhangers,action and in -depth characters

Anonymous 21.10.2014

It was awesome

Anonymous 11.11.2014

This book was really good. Although the start was a bit weird, you quickly warm up to the characters.

Anonymous 31.10.2014

Action packed adventure in this big maze that tomas has to find a way past the robotic creatures's amazing the series

Anonymous 07.07.2016

I enjoyed the book and how the tension builds up. I would recommend the book if you are a fan of the hunger games.

Anonymous 14.07.2017

v good loved it

Anonymous 22.07.2017

its an amazing book, i have read it for the second time now, and i wouldn't mind reading it again! Its all about a boy called Thomas, and he meets a group of about 40-50 boys, all around the same age. He has no memory of who he is or was, except for one thing. His name.

Anonymous 25.07.2017

It is a great book but it can be a little hard to get into but still a great read once you are in there.

Anonymous 26.07.2017

I really like Thomas and tereasa. Their abilities are amazing.

Anonymous 01.08.2017

If you like exiting books that keep you on the edge of your seat this is a great book for you. it has an exiting story line and unique characters.

Anonymous 21.08.2017

I was completely obsessed with this book it is an amazing read as it includes lots of action and friendship. The author, has put a lot of effort into the descriptions of characters and is a great read.

Anonymous 22.08.2017

This book is really good, its includes lots of action and very complex characters and storyline. You never really get bored and its hard to put down after you get into it.

Anonymous 22.08.2017

its great story

Anonymous 17.01.2018

exciting sad mystery teen adventure

Anonymous 26.07.2018

Let my imagination run wild at the mention of grieves and the maze

Anonymous 18.08.2018

This book is full of mystery because you don't know what is happening. Newt was my favourite character because I could relate to him. I would recommend this book.

Anonymous 04.01.2019

This book is a horror novel about 300 children trapped in a giant maze in the middle of nowhere

Anonymous 27.06.2017

I was so gripped to this book, it was full of mystery and excitement! I could easily relate to the main character - Thomas. It was hard to put down and not predictable at the end. Packed full of action!!!

Anonymous 16.08.2016