Read It Again: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book Review, Young Adult Books

This is the second time I’ve conquered the Maze, and you know what?  It was just as heart pounding as the first.  Don’t start a James Dashner novel unless you’re in the mood for an adrenaline rush!

Honestly, it surprised me that I liked the book just as much the second time around.  It’s been so long since I’ve had the chance to reread anything that I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it.  It’s definitely a book that can be read several times over.

I watched the movie the other night, and like most book nerds, I was miffed by the things that were different from the book.  At the same time, I thought it was well done, even if some information was missing.  I had to explain a lot of things to my husband, who has never read the book.  But it’s worth watching, especially if you enjoy the book as much as I do.

If you’ve never read the book, I’d would recommend that you do so.  It’s only $1.99 on Amazon right now, so there really is no better time to snatch it up.

About the Book:

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Age Range: 12 and up |  Grade Level: 7 and up | Series: The Maze Runner Series (Book 1)

Paperback: 375 pages |  Publisher: Delacorte Press; Reprint edition (August 24, 2010)

Genre: Science fiction | Source: Borrowed


If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

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  • Reply
    Alison Flores
    February 11, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I read it aloud to my kids. My 10 yr old son LOVED it, and so I took him to see it when the movie came out. He was disappointed in the changes, but still thought it was okay. I'm reading The Scorch Trials to them now.

    • Reply
      February 12, 2015 at 2:43 am

      The whole series is really good. I hope your son loves the second book as much as the first!

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