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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1)
by James Dashner

Published: 2010-08-24
Paperback : 375 pages
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Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!
 
   When Thomas wakes up in the lift, ...
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Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!
 
   When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
   Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
   Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.
 
Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!

Praise for the Maze Runner series:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
USA Today Bestseller
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick
 
“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the FliesThe Hunger Games, and Lost.” —EW.com
 
“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.” Newsday
 
“[A] nail-biting must-read.” Seventeen.com
 
“Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly
 
Heart pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times
 
“James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred

Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News


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  "Excellent YA Dystopian"by rickimc (see profile) 02/28/16

Very unique premise with fast-paced action and one twisted ending.

 
  "50/50"by witchy1 (see profile) 02/20/15

Well, our club was split on this book. Some thought it not interesting at all, others found it fascinating!! Maybe the YA choice was not the best for this group!!

 
  "12 year olds might like it."by ccroft78248 (see profile) 02/08/15

This book has been compared to other popular dystopian novels. It isn't as engaging as Hunger Games and Divergent. The first 250 pages are very slow and provide too much background. I had thought I... (read more)

 
  "A Nice Easy Beach Read"by cheltool2788 (see profile) 04/17/14

If you're like myself and into the futuristic distopian thing, this is definitely for you. It's the right amount of dark, twisted, daring, and fast paced to keep the reader turning pages. You'll be finished... (read more)

 
  "The Maze Runner"by rgates (see profile) 08/02/12

Not the typical type of book I would read. Had trouble getting into it. Overall, glad I stuck with it but not ready to read the others.

Couldn't wait to hand it over to my 13 year old gr

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  "It's not the Hunger Games"by mbitzer (see profile) 05/16/12

I've heard this book compared to The Hunger Games and it is not that. I think that The Hunger Games series was able to appeal to a wide age range where this story really is targeted to preteen - teenage... (read more)

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