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The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

by James Dashner

Welcome to the Glade... Can You Get Out?

Thomas awakens alone and confused in an elevator. He can't remember how he got there. He doesn't know anything about himself...except his name. When he gets out of the elevator, he finds other boys, 60 of them. All are trapped in the Glade, a small patch of land surrounded on all sides by a brick wall. Between the food they've learned how to grow and the supplies that are sent to them, they do well. But why are they here? And will they ever figure out how to navigate the maze that keeps them locked inside the Glade? Soon, a girl arrives with a mysterious message and everything begins to change. Thomas knows that he could lead everyone out through the maze...if only he could tap into his dark memories. Mysterious and creepy, action-packed and suspenseful—you'll get so into this book you might not be able to get out!

The Glade is home to 60 teenage boys. They've got food and shelter. Their life would be great...if they were free to leave this bizarre place. But the Glade is surrounded on all sides by a huge brick wall, and the only way out is through a complicated maze. So complicated in fact, that nobody has ever made it out. Now a new boy's been delivered to the Glade. And for the first time a girl has arrived. Soon, things will change...but will they change for the better?

This title contains some mature content and may not be appropriate for every student.

Interest Level
Grades 7 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Adventure, Series, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author

James Dashner James Dashner is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner trilogy and the 13th Reality series. Born and raised in Georgia, he now lives with his family in the Rocky Mountains. Learn more at his website,

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