The Maze Runner: A Movie Review

This past Friday,  I went to see “The Maze Runner” in theaters as it first came out.

Having read all the books in James Dashner’s series, I was extremely excited to go see the film, compare it to the book and see how things matched up.

I’m usually pretty hard to please with film adaptations of books, but this time — I wasn’t disappointed. Dylan O’Brien played the perfect Thomas, all the young actors were incredible, and I thought the film generally stayed quite true to the book.

Be forewarned – there may be spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen the film or read the book.

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“The Maze Runner” – A Trilogy & More

I recently stumbled upon an Internet list of ‘books to read before their movies come out.’ One of the books on that list was one that I’d had my eye on for some time, but didn’t ever push myself to check out: The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

With a little more investigating, you’ll quickly realize The Maze Runner is part of a trilogy by Dashner, a trilogy that also has a prequel now added to it. The Maze Runner is the first book in the trio, with The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure rounding out the three. The prequel – titled The Kill Order – is what I’m reading now, after having finished the trilogy.

How to describe this set of books: dystopian, science-fiction, young-adult, catching, enthralling and eye-catching. I’ll start off by giving you the basic premise of book one, but you should definitely check it out for yourself and then read the rest of the trilogy!

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