Thomas, our main character, is a brave but doesn't know it. It is his bravery that makes him do things without thinking. It is also what earns him respect from all his peers. His friends aren't like that. Newt has a strict personality and he picks fights with everyone. Minho, another friend, is an agressive, gung-ho, teenage boy with serious anger management problems. They each want to survive the maze, but with such different personalities, can they do it?
Realistic characters and a story that keeps moving make this an exceptional choice for teens. This is a good crossover book that adults will like, too.
The Maze Runner is an adventure-filled book with nonstop action and thrills. The characters, who all have different personalities, are very realistic. The book is amazing and it kept me fascinated during a very long car ride better than any electronic device I could have brought with me. This is a must read for anybody!
This is the first book in this young adult adventure series about a group of teenage boys. It is a nice selection for a high interest / low readability reader.
Although kids may not find themselves in the middle of a maze, there are plenty of ways to engage with them and this book. There are plenty of opportunities to talk about relationships, problem solving, leadership styles, and cooperation.
11 and Up
10 and Up
Buy. This is a book you'll read and want to share with friends and family.