Book review: The Maze Runner.

runnerAuthor: James Dashner

Pages: 385

Year of publishing: 2009

Rating: ★★★✩✩

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Synopsis: 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.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run

Review: This book I wanted to read since I started the summer but because of travel that I had, I did never found the time to read it. I started reading in midsummer and I didn’t finish it those days because i didn’t have time. I think this it tells you that is not a book that I really liked me because when I like a book I always found time for read.

In my opinion, the problem with this book is the story, the author didn’t write as I would have liked. Maybe in someone else’s hands I would have liked this book more. He deepened much to describe the stage of the maze but not the characters which is very important to get in the skin of them.


  • Good plot. Not bored at no time because it is not only the way out of the labyrinth, also they wonder why they are there and who have made the maze.
  • Incredible scenes. The maze is very original and it shows that the author devoted much time to it.
  • In each chapter there were new plots which increased my intrigue when I read it.
  • The end. Everything was very thought out and not is a final expected for me.
  • The Reading is quickly despite being a extense book.


  • Badly of character development. I would have liked a longer description of them. The characters don’t have personality when they talk so it’s very complicated differentiate them. All are angry, they say the same curses, have a very simple language… So if you need meet the characters as I, I recommend you that don’t read this book.
  • I think the author could have created more scenarios to develop this plot, especially in the maze. The story as I said is very original but with more scenarios I would have liked more.

It reminded me a bit to ‘The Hunger Games’ because both sagas from my point of view are poor in narrative. The two books have very good plot but I personally like better on the screen than on paper. The film is much more addictive, the characters are better and the scenario is as I imagined. I know that to the people liked more the book however I recommend the film. This week the film of the second part of this saga was released so I hope that the film don’t disappoint me and then take the decision read or not to read the book. Do you have read a book over this saga? If so, leave it in the comments for I decide read more books. And if you have seen the second part of the saga on screen.

In conclusion I think this book is overrated like many other youth sagas as After. And my final score is 3/5.

What’s your valuation for this book? I hope your opinion in the comments box and if you like this post, share it in your social networks. Thank you so much!

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Written by: Ana


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