The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Book Review

Maze runner cover

Welcome to the Glade, a community set in the heart of as seemingly impossible maze. Its inhabitants are teenage boys who, on arrival to the glade, know only their first name. Everything changes when Thomas is lifted out of the Box. He decides he wants to be a runner, the most dangerous job in the Glade. He is determined to stay a night in the maze and lead his friends to victory, but it certainly won’t be easy. The day after Thomas enters the Glade an unconscious girl arrives bearing an important message. What will this mean for the Gladers? Will they ever walk free from the maze?

Thomas was a strong and inspirational protagonist. The plot for the story is an unique one, appealing to anyone who enjoyed the Hunger Games. The ending isn’t given away early on however I did have an idea of what would happen three-quarters of the way through. It has some fast-paced moments and moves quickly so there isn’t a dull moment. It is believable and not a hard read – it makes you think about what the future of our planet holds. The ending leaves me wanting more so I will read the next in the series, The scorch trials.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this to any teenager who wants a bit of action! are there any books you would like me to read or review? Feedback on this post is very welcome!

2 thoughts on “The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Book Review

  1. Alan Gibbons December 30, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Great post – I will definitely read this following your review!

    Alan Gibbons +44 7768 812530


    • Alyssa December 30, 2014 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you very much! Glad you liked it!


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