The Maze Runner

Author- James Dasher Reviewer- Caleb Suggs

Main Characters

1. Thomas is the main character that the entire book revolves around. He is the newest kid in the Maze.

2. Teresa is the mysterious girl. She is the first girl to enter the Glade. She and Thomas are somehow connected. She comes into the Glade the day after Thomas arrives, which is unheard of.

3. Newt is the right hand man of Alby. Newt and Alby are the leaders of the Glade.

4. Alby is the main leader of the Glade. He also is one of the only people who first accepted Thomas when he came to the Glade.

5. Chuck is Thomas's best friend in the Glade. He is slightly annoying, but Thomas puts up with it because Chuck is picked on in the Glade.

6. Gally is the main jerk in the Glade. He despises Thomas because he believes that Thomas is "evil".

7. Minho is one of the Runners. The Runners go out into the Maze everyday to map out an escape plan to escape the Maze.

Brief Summary

The Maze Runner is about a boy named Thomas who arrives in a mysterious place called the Glade, which is surrounded by a huge Maze. Thomas is the new kid, so he is very confused about what is going on. He is befriended by a few people, including Newt, Alby, Chuck, and Minho. Thomas also makes an enemy or two, including Gally. What happens in the rest of the book? Do they escape the Maze? Read The Maze Runner to find out!

Conflicts

There are a few minor conflicts and one major conflict:

1. Ben, a guy who is going through the changing, which is a sort of cleansing process, attempts to kill Thomas.

2. Gally causes a lot of trouble for Thomas.

3. Thomas, Minho, and Alby get trapped in the Maze at night, which is unheard of.

4. The grievers enter the Glade one night and terrorize the residents of the Glade.

And of course the major conflict,

5. The "Gladers" attempt to survive and find a way out of the Glade and the Maze.


Recommendation

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys to read books about survival and that have a lot of action. This book is full of it. It also has a sort of mysterious factor to it. I give it 5 stars out of 5!
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