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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.” —EW.com

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

“[A] nail-biting must-read.” Seventeen.com

“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

Paperback
Published on September 3, 2015 by Chicken House Ltd
ISBN-10: 1910655104
ISBN-13: 9781910655108
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  • traeThursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:16 am
    you should watch the movie. the second book is awesome and the third book is amazing
    • jhfrhgjhjThursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:48 am
      I loved the book because of all of the suspense. It was suspensful when ... Im not telling. I was suspenful when the finally chose to go out. James Dashner is a terrific author. I am 3/4 of the way through the Scorch Trials when I am done I will do a review on that and go to the Death Cure. That is why I think The Maze Runner is a 5 star book. 6th Grader from somewhere in the world.
      • Amazing amigoMonday, February 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm
        Very good book for all and especially for those who like science fiction.
        • smartguy123
          smartguy123Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:11 am44 stars
          I love this book! All of this suspense and adventurous characters REALLY pulls in the reader to keep on reading. I can picture in my mind, what is happening. I like Chuck and Thomas. Sadly, Chuck died and I will keep on reading to the next book of the Maze Runner.
          • suchomimus
            suchomimusThursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:27 am
            I can't wait to start reading this. Thanks guys for helping me choose a book!
            • caidenThursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm
              it hooks you
              • 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.