The Maze Runner

by James Dashner

Lead Characters

Thomas, Alby, Newt, Chuck, Gally, Minho and Teresa


Thomas wakes up one day in a weird looking box, but all that he could remember was his name. He has no memory of anything else, and he wants answers. As soon as the doors of the box open he is surrounded by other young men between the ages 12 to 18, in a place called the Glade, which is a place enclose by stone walls. Nobody can remember there own past, all they know is each month a new guy comes in the box, and that the maze (stone walls) open only in the day and close in the night. The next day after Thomas arrival, the first and last girl comes in the box with a message. Thomas starts to become even more curious after the girls arrival and thinks he might have some answers to get out....... if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets within his own mind.

Opinion on the novel

• I liked this novel because it has mistery within it.

• What I liked from the novel was the adventure that Thomas had in the Glade. What I disliked was that Thomas wasn't treated with a lot of respect from Gally.

• My favorite part was that Thomas kept asking so many questions because he is being curious all the time.

• I liked the characters because they all have there own questions.

• My recommendation is 4.5 starts out of 5 stars.

5 adjective that describe this text

Adventurous, dangerous, entertaining, exciting and mysterious.


• It's a standard English with a couple of different words.

• It uses different language like Shank, Shuck, Keeper, Slopper etc.

• With another jolt, the room jerked upward like an old lift in a mine shaft. (Simile pg.1)

• Harsh sounds of chains and pulleys, like the workings of an ancient steel factory. (Simile pg.1)

• The level of language didn't really make it difficult to read because it's basically English but with some weird words

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Dashner, James. "The Maze Runner." Smore. N.p., 18 Mar. 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.