The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner Presented By: Yvonne Martinez


Thomas has no idea where he is only where he finds himself in an elevator and only remembers his name. As well Thomas figures out he is with 60 other teenage boys trying to survive in an enclosed environment. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The Original first group has been in " The Glade" for more than two years and is tired and is loosing hope of trying to find a way to escape out of the maze. Thomas is very scared but meets friends on the way and tries his very best to escape the maze. All Thomas has to do is avoid death and getting out safely.


Never let your fear decide your fate.


Main Character

  • Clever
  • Smart
  • Brave
  • Loyal


Main Character #3

  • Nice
  • Talkative
  • Chubby
  • Annoying


Main Character #2

  • Arrogant
  • Not popular
  • Not very nice
  • A bully


Main Character #1

  • Leader of "Gladers"
  • Over thinker
  • Brave

Point Of View:

3rd person omniscient

Example: Because the book talk in its All-Knowing Narrator.


Teresa and Thomas can make conversations and talk in between each others minds. Newt and Thomas become great friends in the maze.

Rising Action and Climax!

Rising Action: The most exciting rising action in this story would have to be acually going to the maze legally for the first time. After all the runners are done with training to be a runner they go into the maze to take a look around.

Climax: The Climax of the story is in the maze a bloody battle has happened and Thomas found half of the "Gladers" dead.

Figurative language:

  • Simile -Page 15- "Ugly as fried liver on a stick."

  • Metaphor -Page 293- "Squezed his heart like a crushing fist."
  • Metaphor-Page 2- "Minutes stretched into hours.
  • Imagery -Page 124- "The torso was a silver cylinder, maybe three inches in diameter and ten inches long."