The Maze Runner is a book by James Dashner. It was published in 2009 and is the first book in The Maze Runner series. The book is about a group of boys who are sent to live in a place called the Glade. The boys have to find a way to escape the Glade before it’s too late.
The protagonist, Thomas, is brought to a place called the Glade with no memories of his past life. He and other teenage boys call themselves Gladers and have made a community where each is assigned to a task in different departments headed by a Keeper. The Glade is surrounded by a gigantic Maze with mechanical creatures called Grievers that roam at night.
The Maze is the only way out of the Glade, and every month a new boy is sent up as a Runner to find a way to solve the Maze. The first day Thomas arrives, a girl named Teresa also arrives in the Box, with a note saying “She’s the last one ever”. The announcement that she is the last one ever sent shocks everyone, especially since girls are never sent into the Glade at all. The next day, when Thomas goes to explore the Maze with the other Runners, he sees something shocking – the girl from his dreams, who has apparently been living in the Maze for some time.
Thomas quickly becomes friends with her, and together they uncover more about the Maze, the Grievers, and the mysterious organization that controls everything – WICKED. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that there is more at stake than just their lives – the future of the entire world hangs in the balance. The Maze Runner is a heart-pounding thrill ride from start to finish, and you won’t be able to put it down until you reach the shocking conclusion.
The book called the Maze Runner by James Dashner is about Thomas, the main character. He is brought to a place known as the Glade with no memories of anything except his name. When he arrives, he finds other kids just like him who are also trying to figure out how they got there and what their purpose is. The Gladers know that every day, the stone doors surrounding them open up and they have to go into the maze beyond those doors.
Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up-the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than anyone could have guessed. If they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way out-even if it means stepping into the unknown.
Every night, the doors to the Glade have been closed tight. And every 30 days, a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But then, the next day, a girl is sent up – the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And what’s more surprising yet is the message she delivers: Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess… If only he could unlock all of the dark secrets buried within his mind.”
The Maze Runner is a 2009 young adult dystopian science fiction novel written by American author James Dashner and the first book released in The Maze Runner series, although it is the third installment in chronological order of publication. It follows Thomas, a teenager who finds himself in a Glade at the center of a gigantic maze, with no memory of how he got there or why. The other boys in the Glade have established a rudimentary society in an attempt to survive and escape.
When Teresa arrives as the first girl, memories begin to surface, and Thomas starts to question everything he has been told about life outside the Glade. The Maze Runner was well-received by critics and was nominated for several awards. The book was a bestseller and sold more than two million copies. The film rights to The Maze Runner were purchased by 20th Century Fox before publication in October 2010. The Maze Runner was released on September 18, 2014, and grossed over $340 million worldwide.
The book has been generally well received by reviewers. Critics praised the novel’s fast-paced plot, Dashner’s writing style, character development, and themes about friendship and survival. Reviewers noted that The Maze Runner is a departure from most dystopian novels in its lack of romance; some called it a “breath of fresh air” in this respect. The book also received some criticism for its violence and lack of explanation for the events taking place within it. However, many critics praised The Maze Runner as an exciting science fiction novel with a unique premise.
The book was nominated for several awards, including the Young Adult Library Services Association readers’ choice award for best science fiction and the American Library Association Alex Award, which honors books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults. The Maze Runner was also named one of The 50 Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2009 by Goodreads members. The book has sold more than two million copies as of 2014.
The film rights to The Maze Runner were purchased by 20th Century Fox before publication in October 2010. The film was directed by Wes Ball and released on September 18, 2014. The film grossed over $340 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics.
Many praised the acting, visuals, and action sequences, but criticized the film’s pacing and lack of explanation for the events taking place within it. The Maze Runner was released on September 18, 2014, and grossed over $340 million worldwide. The film was directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, and Patricia Clarkson.