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The Maze Runner

Dashner, James (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Maze Runner
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Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Authors: Dashner, James, 1972-
Title: The maze runner
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2009.
Characteristics: 375 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
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ISBN: 9780385737944
9780385907026
0385737955
9780385737951
9780385385206
Statement of Responsibility: James Dashner
Subject Headings: Amnesia Fiction. Cooperativeness Fiction. Labyrinths Fiction.
Topical Term: Amnesia
Cooperativeness
Labyrinths
LCCN: 2009001345
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this is a great book filled with suspense, action and secrets. It hooks you on from the very first page.

Nov 18, 2014
  • hey123_0 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

good book

Delve into the world of Thomas and the other boys in the Glade, where danger waits around every corner and they must find a way out of an ever-changing Maze.

Hope this book is gonna be aweswome! :)

this book is so good that people who don't even like to read books will read this one!!!

Oct 25, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book! Read it in one day!!

Awesome book. I wouldn't recomed it to kids younger that 13! AMAZING BOOK!!

Oct 20, 2014
  • ljens rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the best

Oct 17, 2014
  • GhostWriterAt221B rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I am simply obsessed with this book- and when I say 'the book', I mean Newt, of course. Hahaha...

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Nov 20, 2014
  • waterpolo25 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

waterpolo25 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

BillyMayshimself thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

maroon_louse_1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Nov 07, 2014
  • grip9898 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

grip9898 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

blue_cat_6420 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Oct 25, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

crazycoolbff thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

asmitabirring thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Oct 19, 2014
  • yellow_lion_277 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yellow_lion_277 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

AwsomeGirl10 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

black_crab_54 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 10

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Nov 07, 2014
  • grip9898 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Its a good book I read it a while ago and i cant wait for the movie It is a thriller for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 22, 2014
  • jinkim844049 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

it is good

Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is so good

Jun 08, 2014
  • violet_elephant_249 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Four is on the run from the police with only two people with him. Will Four stay alive? or die?

May 08, 2014
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

i didnt really like this book buit it is what it is

Mar 30, 2014
  • superman2234 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In the distant future, catastrophic Sun Flares has devastated Earth and now an infectious man-made disease - The Flare - has washed over the land, killing millions and turning them into ravenous, vicious animals called Cranks. In the world's last attempt to save Mankind, all of the world's biggest, most powerful governments have come together to form WICKED, an organization bent on saving the human race. Now, with the help of Thomas, WICKED builds a maze and send Thomas into it, tracing his brain patterns in hope to find the cure for the disease. When doing so, they wipe Thomas of his memories and then they send him down into the maze, via Lift. When Thomas wakes up, he is greeted by a large group of teenage boys which they call themselves the Gladers. Now, Thomas lives in the place where he was no recollection of and what the Gladers call the Glade. Then, Thomas soon finds out that they are very desperately find a way out of the maze. But to no avail. Until Thomas helps.

i havnt read the book yet xD

Nov 08, 2012
  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
The Glade is surrounded by tall, stone walls with four massive openings. (Also referred to as doors) in the center of each wall. These doors close each night to protect them from the monsters that live in the giant maze beyond the Glade's walls. These monsters are called Grievers and attempt to sting the Gladers with their needles. If the Gladers get stung, they must be given a special antidote called the Grief Serum and undergo a painful process called the Changing in order to survive. Gladers who have gone through the Changing claim to gain memories into their lives before the Maze. The walls to the maze move every night so there is a different maze outside each door every day.
The day after Thomas arrives in the Glade, another person is sent up in the Box, the elevator that regularly brings new people and supplies to the Glade. Only boys live in the Glade, but to their surprise, a girl, Teresa, is sent up in the Box. They were also surprised because it was the first time someone new had been brought to the Glade in less than a month. She brings with her a message that she will be the last one to ever arrive in the Glade and that the end is nearly coming someday soon. She then falls into a deep coma. After the arrival of Teresa, the boys blame Thomas for everything abnormal going on, saying everything is all his fault.
In the end, the boys realize that they are against a force called WICKED. The boys believe that they are being put through a series of trials to find the best boys for the job WICKED have planned for them. They realize that the Maze is to be solved.
People called Runners; they have studied the maze for the two years, running around their section of the maze each day avoiding the Grievers. Every day the Runners go into the maze and look for changes in the maze. They come back to the Glade and sketch the day's changes. Teresa has a telepathic connection with Thomas and tells him that WICKED is good, and that the maze is a code, and meant to be solved. Thomas is completely scared to tell the others about their Gift, and other people, who have gone through the Changing, claim to have seen Thomas before. In an effort to bring memories back about whom Thomas really is and why the Gladers are there, Thomas purposefully gets stung by one of the Grievers. During the Changing Thomas understands why they are there. He and the girl Teresa both helped design the maze, and Thomas finally understands how to escape the Maze. He gets all of the sketches of the maps of the Maze and stacks them over each other for each day and for each section of the Maze that day on wax paper.

Mar 25, 2012
  • IreneReads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

16 year old Thomas is the new boy at The Glade. He has no memory of how he got there or of his past. But he is not the only one.

Once he gets to The Glade, he discovers that every boy there went through the same thing and that they also have no memory of their past.

Thomas's arrival was not surprising (they get a new boy every 30 days) but what was truly unexpected was the arrival of another new kid the next day. This new kid is a girl. The only girl they've gotten ever. But what is truly frightning is what the girl says and the note she is carrying. She says that the ending is near then goes into a coma. The note in her hand says that she is the last new kid. Ever!

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Oct 25, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Kinda creepy scenes, some violence. And NO there's NOT any romance. AT ALL.

Oct 12, 2014
  • chicken_nugget rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: this title contains a lot of sexual content.

Violence: Just a bit of violence but not to much it was a perfect amount of violence. Someone below said there is a lot of romance but there is none.

Sep 02, 2013
  • Chokri_Fable rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some creepy scenes throughout the book, and a traumatic back story but it just adds to the intensity of the story. Definatley not for those who get sad easily.

Apr 15, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: suspense but its awesome

Apr 15, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: violence some major but to tell the truth it was entertaining

Apr 09, 2013
  • LIANGBAH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: disturbing scenes, and lots of blood near the end :)

Mar 04, 2013
  • M_M_M rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There were a few creepy/intense scenes, but I still loved the book!!!

Feb 22, 2013
  • klints rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: I was surprised about the amount of violence in this novel, but I enjoyed the story regardless.

Dec 24, 2012
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: It has quite a bit of violence that makes you feel uneasy

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"Great, we're all bloody inspired."

-Newt

"How do you ask a dead man what he did wrong?"

Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is so cool

Jul 13, 2014
  • bullycar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Such a display of death - how could it be considered a victory?”

Jul 13, 2014
  • bullycar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You are the shuckiest shuck faced shuck in the world!”

"World in Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department"

May 08, 2014
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

great and outstanding

Sep 02, 2013
  • Chokri_Fable rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

FLOAT
CATCH
BLEED
DEATH
STIFF
PUSH

Dec 13, 2012
  • 007_Trout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Gotta solve the buggin maze".

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The Maze Runner- Conversation with Cast and Creators

A conversation with the people responsible for adapting the book to film.

Maze Runner Movie Trailer

If this doesn't make you want to read the book I don't know what will!

Book Trailer for The Maze Runner

Young Park Ridge Library patrons act out a scene from The Maze Runner

Maze Runner Trailer

James Dashner's thrilling novel, THE MAZE RUNNER gets star treatment in Brighton Linge's dazzling video, a finalist in the Kirkus 2009 Book Video Awards, sponsored by Random House Children's Books and co-hosted by BN.com. Linge is a fourth-year cinematography major at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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