Maze Runner by James Dashner

Hi, Guys! Today I’m going to do a review on The Maze Runner

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Rating: 5 Stars

The only reason I picked up the Maze Runner was because I had heard about the movie Scorch Trials coming out! So, I thought I’d read the series. I’m more of a book person and not the movie type. I felt like the book  was for me. I had read the Hunger Games and apparently it was ‘ a must read for The Hunger Game’s fans. Turns, out I, love the book and here’s why!

I loved The Maze Runner! Starting off in a box, I was really confused about why everyone loved this book. I mean really? It seemed pretty boring at first. It was like a normal book- nothing amazing about it. Then, I was whisked off to a mysterious and frightening place called ‘The Glade.There came so many mysteries and questions that you just wanted to know all the answers.The Glade  was confusing, but Dashner didn’t leave you hanging on too many questions just so that you would keep reading.I loved learning about the new world and everyday Thomas would get further in finding out more about the mysterious place. I was hooked by the book because I think there were so many concepts and ideas that you became fascinated. After a while, it kind of got repetitive- he would wake up and do the usual stuff until Teresa came along.I loved the idea of telepathically communicating.  This was when the book was actually starting to get its plot.

I felt as If I were Thomas.I had so many theories about the maze and being a runner. At one point, when Thomas was trapped in the maze, I thought it was the end for Thomas but it wasn’t. I was quite annoyed by The Changing. Nobody told Thomas about it and no-one ever talked about  it either. It kept bugging me because I really didn’t understand it. Then he solved it all. Finally, I know a lot about The Maze.I loved the idea of the Grievers and The maze, but  the Changing still haunts me! 🙂 I loved the mystery. Teresa, The maze, the code, the escape, their purpose all seemed so real. I think It was an amazing book and the characters were all so different and unique.

My favourite character was Chuck. Alby was just a bit annoying to be honest, I mean really? He didn’t believe Thomas. Milo was a great character along with Newt who I thought was just a really good-natured person.The thing is I hate Gally. I know it wasn’t entirely his fault, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was so rude and I just didn’t like his character. I loved the ending, but  Chuck dies.It felt so sad when Chuck dived in to save Thomas and I just wished it never happened.

Altogether the book was just so good! The new world had so many features I really recommend this book and it received 5 stars on my Goodreads. An adventure-packed book full of many twists and turns along the way. I can’t wait to read the next book! The Maze Runner was fantastic and I hope Scorch Trials will be even better!

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9 thoughts on “Maze Runner by James Dashner

  1. I enjoyed reading your review! I just started reading the book (I’m at the part where they’re making their escape plan!) right after I was restless and watched the movie. I really enjoyed the movie, but it left out so many of the details that I have really enjoyed from the book!


  2. I also watched the movie recently and I had the same thoughts about it. It was great but they left out many parts that i enjoyed. In the book, Chuck and Thomas were very good friends but there were not many scenes expressing this. I also loved the idea of the code that the map created but this was not included in the movie either.. Also Thomas and Teresa can’t communicate telepathically in the movie. There were so many other things left out! I totally agree with you. I f you would like me to do a comparison review of the movie and book please tell me! I also checked out your bog and I really enjoyed some of your posts. Thanks!


    • I agree, as I keep reading further and further into the book the more I wish they would have included some of the stuff. I mean, I understand that things need to be cut out sometimes from the books, but like the things you mentioned above, it would have been really cool to see in the movie!
      If you could do a comparison of the book vs. the movie, I would really look forward to reading that!


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