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Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!

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.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.

Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!

Praise for the Maze Runner series:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” —

“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.” Newsday

“[A] nail-biting must-read.”

“Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly

Heart pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews

Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times

“James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred

Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News

Published on September 3, 2015 by Chicken House Ltd
ISBN-10: 1910655104
ISBN-13: 9781910655108
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  • dabosssss
    dabosssssThursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm55 stars
    I love this book it is so awesome Thomas (the main character) is stuck in the maze and has to get out and he has only two friends chuck and Teresa there was only boys until Teresa came the next day after Thomas and they figure out the maze and get out it's so amazing!
    • buzzy
      buzzyWednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm55 stars
      great book so far love how they can read each others mind and the battle i cant beleive they got out of the maze
      • #gtaylorisWRONGWednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:27 am
        Man, you must hate James dashner. He feels like a dad to me. I'm his biggest fan. Thomas is very funny and keeps peoples spirits up even in hard times. Recomend to everyone. Deserves 5 stars. Keep writing bud. Deepest wishs for your next book.
        • gtaylor505
          gtaylor505Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:35 am33 starsFeatured
          The Maze Runner series, despite all the attention it's gotten and all its fans, isn't all that great. Yes, the plot is interesting and the characters are at least moderately likable, but other than that, I didn't love it. Many people think it's a great series; I even have a friend who is a big fan of the books; but I don't share their enthusiasm for it. I didn't find the main character very relatable or great, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The character arc and development is small, if there at all.
          • catherine123456
            catherine123456Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm55 stars
            Love ❤️ it
            • bearpawzeus66
              bearpawzeus66Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:54 am
              I deeply disagree with you but I think it's great but like you said the main character isn't very relatable or great but other than that, I would recommend it for someone who loves sci-fi. I love the series but it a little hard to follow, and out of all five, my favorite would have to be The Fever Code.
            • happypug12
              happypug12Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm33 stars
              After watching the Maze Runner movies, I was interested enough to want to delve into the books, so I began the adventure with this one. We are immediately thrown into the fray, following a kid named Thomas who has no memories, just like every other "shank" in the glade. Dashner creates a mostly fascinating book, with strong characters, and I think he did a good job on it, but it almost feels as if it's missing something. I would say the thing The Maze Runner lacked most of was, as a reader, I somewhat feel a bit detached from the characters. But overall, this was a nice dystopian novel, and I'd recommend to anyone in middle school and above who's looking for a sound read.
              • inh8
                inh8Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 5:35 pm
                Best. Series. Ever.
                • mewborngal
                  mewborngalSunday, September 3, 2017 at 11:16 am55 stars
                  This book was confusing in the beginning, but it will make more sense when you really start to get into it!
                  • ijalauhn
                    ijalauhnTuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm
                    it makes me cry from all the the things the were going through.
                    • da_gangsta_joe
                      da_gangsta_joeMonday, July 17, 2017 at 10:37 am
                      The blurb is scary don't listen to my other account i was joking then. It really scary.
                      • georgiagirl
                        georgiagirlFriday, July 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm
                        I loved this book so much and i really recomend it! My favorite charectors are Newt and Minho.

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