The Maze Runner, James Dashner

Today I’m going to talk about The Maze Runner wrote by James Dashner in 2009. The main character is Thomas, a teenager who wakes up in an unknown place, with unknown teenagers around him and without any memories. The others explain that they are stuck in a « block » with a door that is between the block and a maze. All night the door is closed and in the maze ther are Metal monsters who kille people in the maze. Everyday the plan of the maze is changing and the teenagers can’t escape. They are all amnesic and they don’t know why they are here.One day a girl arrives in the block with a letter that says « She is the last. » so no more food or people will be sent in the block. During the story Thomas and his friends Mino, Newt, Chuck and Theresa, they try to found an exit to run away and be free.

I read this book few years ago by chance because a friend gave it to me and I like it. Last year this book became very famous because a movie adaptation was made with Dylan O’Brien ( who is became famous with the TV show Teen Wolf ) in the role of Thomas.

The Maze Runner is the first of a serie of books The Test with four books : The Maze Runner, The Scorche Trial, The Death Cure and The Kill Order. The first two were adapted in cinema and the third is planned for 2017.

I love this book because it is very interesting, there is suspens, we want to know why there are in this maze? Why they and not someone else ? Thomas is an appealing character and it is also a reason to love the book.

And now I will read the other books of the serie because I watched the film and I am very curious to know the end of the story !

4 thoughts on “The Maze Runner, James Dashner

  1. I’m agree with you ! I love this book ! Did you read the second volume ?? It is also very good ! 🙂

  2. I’ve never read the books, but I’ve already watched the movies… And I found them a little bit boring… I don’t know something’s wrong, maybe there are too much sagas in that style? Ahah. Anyway, good article Angèle 😉

  3. I watched this movie when it was released, and I didn’t really enjoy it, I don’t know why… But maybe the book is better than the film ?

  4. I think the book is better than the movie but I don’t very know why. But I agree with you, today there are a lot of film in the same style (Divergent, Hunger Games..) and maybe it can be borring. However I think the story is interesting and really good 🙂

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