Maze Runner

by James Dashner

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James Dashner

James wanted to be a writer from a very early age. He read every book he could get his hands on, from Superfudge to Narnia, Hardy Boys to Lord of the Rings. And telling stories just seemed like the right thing to do. His parents had an old typewriter and he wrote a few on that just for fun, and boy were they awful. But hopefully he’s gotten better over the years. All the many books he’s read, and all the movies and TV shows he’s watched, have served to inspire many of his stories. For example, The Maze Runner was heavily influenced by Ender’s Game and Lord of the Flies. Whenever James has a tough time writing, he takes a break to watch a movie or read a book, and then the ideas flow so fast he can’t get them all down. He’ll be the first to admit he’s lucky to have the greatest job ever.

Palisades - Disclosure (Official Music Video)

Palisades - Disclosure

I picked this song because it explains how most of the guys in the book feel. The lyrics, 'It's now or never stand up for something worth fighting for. We're not going down without a fight. Stand up! You're never gonna take us alive!', are basically what the whole book ends up being about. Live your life the way you want it not the way others want. Fight for what you want, live it to the fullest even if that means you die trying.

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Favorite Quotes

  • “If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”

  • “I just...feel like I need to save everyone. To redeem myself.”

Favorite Character

My favorite would have to be Newt because he is extremely smart and open minded. He doesn't take anyone's side unless he truly thought that they are right. He is the most honorable character in the whole book in my opinion because he is genuinely nice to everyone no matter what they have done. I also just happened to favor him a lot More than the others there's simply no reason for it. Sometimes you just gravitate towards one character more.