Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Maze Runner

Dashner, James. (2009). The Maze Runner. New York: Delacorte.

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An amnesiac teenager awakes in a box in the middle of a colony of boys.


What is a Maze Runner?

maze runner. n. a fast shank who risks his shuck life everyday running through the ever-changing maze, escaping the grievers, in the hopes of finding an exit for all the gladers.

Thomas wakes up confused and without a memory of who he is or what happened to him. He knows that he is currently surrounded by a large crowd of boys of all ages and that they don't looked surprised to see him. Thomas soon learns he is in a place called the Glade, a large area surrounded on all sides by massive walls. Beyond the walls is a massive labyrinth maze that changes every night. Thomas is immediately determined to find a way out, and he soon discovers that the only way he will succeed is to become a Maze Runner.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award grades 9-12, 2011
  • VOYA Best Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, 2009 
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2011

Listen to a clip from the audio version courtesy of Random House Audio ©2011 .