A review of The Maze Runner

If I had to describe this book in two words, it would be heart pounding and fascinating. This book had all the perfect qualities in it, like good characters, a solid plot, and suspense. I picked up the book, and I could not put it down. It’s still one of my favorite series, and I can’t believe the wonderful story that James Dashner has written.


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. The original group has been in “the glade” for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Time is running out, and Thomas will do everything he can to save himself, and his friends. Remember. Survive. Run.

This book was engrossing, and it was fast-paced. I was hesitant to read it, because I read other reader’s reviews, and they talked about how the story was predictable, and the plot was weak. They were so wrong, this book is amazing, I encourage everyone to read it, especially if you like dystopian literature.

This series is a trilogy, but there is a prequel, The Kill Order. There is also another prequel, The Fever Code, that is coming on September 27.


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