Title Profile & Character Information

The Maze Runner

Annotation
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
USA Today Bestseller
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 FliesThe 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


From the Hardcover edition.

Awards
2011-2012  Volunteer State Book Award
2012  Young Reader's Choice Award
2012  Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
2012  Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
2012  Garden State Teen Book Award
2012  Grand Canyon Reader Award
2012  New York State Charlotte Award

Characters
NameThomas
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitAmnesiac

GenreYoung adult fiction
Adventure
    --Survival
Science fiction
TopicsAlternate worlds
Amnesia
Memory loss
Mazes
Teenage boys
Captives
Captivity
Secrets
Survival
Monsters
Friendship
SettingEngland