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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 August 4, 2015 by Delacorte Press
ISBN-10: 1101932139
ISBN-13: 9781101932131
480 Book Reviews
  • smokey7990
    smokey7990Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:30 am33 stars
    it had me going off the walls because i could only read for a hour
    • dogwhisper2010
      dogwhisper2010Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 3:35 pm55 starsFeatured
      I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I it is really good and I think that the author (James Dashner) has a huge imagination to think of all this. This book is very enthusiastic and addicting. I had many favorite parts and I hope you do to. I don't want to give you any spoilers but I will sum it up for you. Thomas , a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status -- those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa, the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out. I really hope you like the book!
      • lmise7931
        lmise7931Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:53 am55 stars
        i give this book a straight out 2 thumbs up, i have read the book and watched the movies, this book is awesome!!!!!!!!, PLEASE MAKE THIS A FREE GIVE AWAY BOOK!!!!!!!!!;)
        • sa;lly;)Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:44 am
          i love this book, i have watched the movie and everything! i love it. its so adventurous and mysterious. i love it!
          • ryanboi
            ryanboiTuesday, August 27, 2019 at 8:32 am33 stars
            Its kinda mysterious and the characters are trying to find out who they really are.
            • lotte_parker667
              lotte_parker667Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm55 stars
              I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! It can get kinda scary for younger kids, so 12+ probably, but it is SO good. Everyone should read this book series!
              • dogwhisper2010
                dogwhisper2010Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 3:37 pm55 stars
                I am younger than 12 and I love it!!
              • Derpy Girl 13Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm
                BEST.BOOKS.EVER!!!!!!!!! I recommend this to like everyone on the planet!
                • MoniqueMonday, May 6, 2019 at 7:16 pm
                  Really great book! Very interesting never read a book quite like it so it was very new to me! Good for people who like action and a little mystery. It’s very entertaining and keeps you guessing. I loved and I’m a very picky reader so I think the book is very good and I recommend reading it!!!
                  • outgirl
                    outgirlMonday, May 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm44 stars
                    Has anyone seen the movies?
                    • smokey7990
                      smokey7990Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:42 am33 stars
                      i have read all books and watched all the movies
                    • bluefacebabyy
                      bluefacebabyyThursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:17 am55 stars
                      If you like super intense and suspenseful book than this book is for you. In this story Thomas comes up in a box and forgets everything, his name, his life before the maze. And his entire life. Read this book to find out about the journey of Thomas in the maze with scary creatures called “grievers” and if Thomas and his friends will escape.