The Maze Runner Review

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

My Thoughts

Now I did break the whole read the book before the movie rule but I only got back into reading a few months ago. I am an avid movie watcher and this was my kind of movie. From what I remember of the movie it did seem to follow the book pretty much. I know that directors have to cut some stuff and they have the reigns to change things. Most of the time it isn’t a really good representation of the book. My memory of the the movie like I said pretty much followed along with this book however I will be watching it again soon. So I may have a future post that will tear this one to shreds. Anyways..

This book is action packed and I had a hard time putting it down. I took it up to MA with me on my mini-vaca and read most of it there. I acutally read like 20 chapters on the plane ride home too. Over all it took me a total of 24 hours to finish this novel.

The Maze Runner is the first in this series from James Dashner. There is a big group of boys that were dropped into a place that they call the Glade. When they come up from the ground in this elevator or “Box” they have no memory of who they are or what was in their past. They make a civilized camp and everyone has a job. Until one day when we meet our main character Thomas arrives. He doesn’t remember anything but there is something about him that is different. Inside this Glade are gardens, animals, and the Maze.

Only the runners are allowed in the Maze and Thomas wants, no needs to be one. The walls change every night and the runners have to be out of it before the giant door close. If you get stuck beyond the doors then you are pretty much dead. There are these creatures called “Grievers” and they seem to be like a giant slug with killer claws and needles. If you get stung by one and able to receive the Serum then you will only suffer what the Gladers call The Changing. Its a horrible experience and most times the kids go insane or die.

Thomas seems to be settling in to life in the Glade until one day the box brings up someone they didn’t think was possible, a girl. She is the game changer in this dystopian, thriller, action packed adventure.

Will they make it out of the Maze??

I give this book:

James Dashner

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4 thoughts on “The Maze Runner Review

  1. Great review! I loved the maze runner series and like you read them on holiday- i read 1-3 over four days!! I’m yet to read the prequel but it’s next on my list 🙂


  2. I loved this series more than the Hunger Games, myself, but I can’t place why because I love the hunger games too. I think I enjoyed the trilogy all the way though, never becoming bored.


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