The Maze Runner

Summary:

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?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

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!

Type of Book:
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.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
5.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book you'll read and want to share with friends and family.

Title The Maze Runner
About
Author James Dashner
Publisher Delacorte Press © 2009
ISBN 9780385737944
Material Hard Cover
Genres Adventure, Realism | Realistic Fiction
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