The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Series, Book 1
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Published:
Random House Children's Books 2009
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.
Description
The first book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from the highly-anticipated series conclusion, The Fever Code, the book that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built! 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. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out—and no one's ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run. The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner's edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series! Praise for the Maze Runner series:A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW.com "Wonderful action writing—fast-paced...but smart and well observed."Newsday "[A] nail-biting must-read."Seventeen.com "Breathless, cinematic action."—Publishers Weekly "Heart pounding to the very last moment."—Kirkus Reviews "Exclamation-worthy."—Romantic Times "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."—Shelf Awareness, Starred "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."-Deseret News
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
10/06/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375893773
ASIN:
B002QE3CTY
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

James Dashner. (2009). The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Series, Book 1. Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

James Dashner. 2009. The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Series, Book 1. Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

James Dashner, The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Series, Book 1. Random House Children's Books, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

James Dashner. The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Series, Book 1. Random House Children's Books, 2009. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection1511
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
fd8b3999-54bc-153c-c1df-af29c9ccec53
Go To Grouped Work

OverDrive Product Record

id
60857e1d-2aa4-4aac-9ab8-6cfaa58b9b2f
primaryCreator
    • name: James Dashner
    • role: Author
series
The Maze Runner
starRating
4.3
title
The Maze Runner
crossRefId
227069
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • value: 0385737947
      • type: ISBN
sortTitle
Maze Runner The Maze Runner Series Book 01
subtitle
The Maze Runner Series, Book 1
images
    • cover300Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/608/57E/1D/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img400.jpg
    • cover:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img100.jpg
    • thumbnail:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img200.jpg
    • cover150Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/608/57E/1D/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img150.jpg
dateAdded
2011-09-28T14:54:31.43-04:00
contentDetails
      • account:
          • id: 1208
          • name: Arlington Public Library (VA)
      • type: text/html
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=166&titleID=227069
mediaType
eBook
formats
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780375893773
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 36941
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • value: B002QE3CTY
            • type: ASIN
            • value: 36941
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780375893773
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 36941
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: OverDrive Read

OverDrive MetaData

series
The Maze Runner
subjects
      • value: Fantasy
      • value: Suspense
      • value: Young Adult Fiction
      • value: Young Adult Literature
mediaType
eBook
formats
      • fileSize: 4474849
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780375893773
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 36941
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • rights:
            • value: 0
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
      • fileName: MazeRunner9780375893773
      • partCount: 0
      • onSaleDate: 10/06/2009
      • samples:
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • source: From the book
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/608/57E/1D/MazeRunner9780375893773.epub
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • source: From the book
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileSize: 0
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • value: B002QE3CTY
            • type: ASIN
            • value: 36941
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: Kindle Book
      • fileName: MazeRunner9780375893773
      • partCount: 0
      • onSaleDate: 10/06/2009
      • samples:
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • source: From the book
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/608/57E/1D/MazeRunner9780375893773.epub
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • source: From the book
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileSize: 0
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780375893773
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 36941
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • fileName: MazeRunner9780375893773
      • partCount: 0
      • onSaleDate: 10/06/2009
      • samples:
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • source: From the book
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/608/57E/1D/MazeRunner9780375893773.epub
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • source: From the book
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
publishDateText
10/06/2009
publisher
Random House Children's Books
id
60857e1d-2aa4-4aac-9ab8-6cfaa58b9b2f
languages
      • name: English
      • code: en
ATOS
5.3
starRating
4.3
title
The Maze Runner
fullDescription
The first book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from the highly-anticipated series conclusion, The Fever Code, the book that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!

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.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out—and no one's ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.

Also look for James Dashner's edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!

Praise for the Maze Runner series:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

"[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW.com

"Wonderful action writing—fast-paced...but smart and well observed."Newsday

"[A] nail-biting must-read."Seventeen.com

"Breathless, cinematic action."—Publishers Weekly

"Heart pounding to the very last moment."—Kirkus Reviews

"Exclamation-worthy."—Romantic Times

"James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."—Shelf Awareness, Starred
"Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."-Deseret News
gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 3
      • value: Grade 4
imprint
Delacorte Press
lexileScore
770
publishDate
2009-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
popularity
13983
reviews
      • content: "Breathless, cinematic action."
      • source: Publishers Weekly
      • premium: False
      • content: "Heart pounding to the very last moment."
      • source: Kirkus Reviews
      • premium: False
      • content: "Exclamation-worthy."
      • source: Romantic Times
      • premium: False
      • content: [STAR] "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."
      • source: Shelf Awareness, Starred
      • premium: False
      • content: spicies - "This is the last one" they said when they sent up the first girl to ever be in the maze. Will they make it out???? The book that I recently read is called The Maze Runner by James Dashner. It is the first book in a series and was published in 2009. The book is written for a young adult audience and contains dystopian and science fiction elements. The book was super intense book with a lot of action and challenges to escape the deadly maze. Overall, I rate this book a 9 1/2 out of 10. In the book, The Maze Runner, the glade known as the middle of the maze is run by 2 of the main characters, Ably the leader and Newt the second person in charge. One day, a boy named Thomas was sent up into the maze not remembering anything at all, except for his name. Thomas was just a boy, but he was different than all the other boys in the maze. He was smarter he remembered things that they didn't. Thomas was also a good leader to the group. Since Thomas was super athletic and brave, he became one of the maze runners. A few days after Thomas' arrival into the maze, a girl named Teresa came to the maze, and she was the first girl ever there. She arrived with a note stating this is the last one. After a couple of days running the maze, Thomas noticed a pattern with the changes in the maze. Also, he thought he might have found a possible way to use this pattern to get out of the maze. In the book, one of my favorite parts was the layout of the maze. Most of the glade was a flat open field and a small portion of it was a forest. In the maze, there were scary obstacles and tough deadly things like traps that could kill people as well as the grievers. Another one of my favorite parts was when the doors were about to close one night. Thomas ran through and had to survive the entire night in the maze. This was really action packed and kept me interested. The novel reminded me of the movie the Hunger Games, because they had to survive a tough world and many different things could kill them. For example, a scientist in the book who controls the maze tries to attack the children in the maze. This is similar to when they shot fireballs at the main character Katniss and tried to hurt her in the hunger games. In addition, in the Maze Runner, the scientist intentionally left the doors open. He was trying to hurt the people of the maze by a letting in the Grievers. So, the book and movie both had some of the same elements. I have read other books like this and this was defiantly one of my favorite books out of all of them. I highly recommend this book to people who read the book the Hunger Games or divergent and if you like books that are dystopian.
      • source: DOGO Books
      • premium: True
      • content:

        September 21, 2009
        Dashner (the 13th Reality series) offers up a dark and gripping tale of survival set in a world where teenagers fight for their lives on a daily basis. It starts when Thomas, a teenage amnesiac, wakes up in the Glade, a fragile oasis in the middle of an enormous maze. Here, a group of teenage boys eke out a hazardous existence, exploring the Maze by day and retreating to the Glade at night. No one knows how they got there; no one has ever found a way out (“Old life's over, new life's begun. Learn the rules quick,” the group's leader tells Thomas). Bizarre technological monsters called Grievers patrol the Maze's corridors, almost certain death for any who encounter them. Thomas struggles to regain his memories, but the arrival of a young woman with an ominous message changes the rules of the game. With a fast-paced narrative steadily answering the myriad questions that arise and an ever-increasing air of tension, Dashner's suspenseful adventure will keep readers guessing until the very end, which paves the way for the inevitable continuation. Ages 12–up.

      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • premium: True
      • content:

        October 1, 2009
        Gr 6-10-Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies from below. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "the glade" for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys. Thomas is a likable protagonist who uses the information available to him and his relationships (including his ties to the girl, Teresa) to lead the Gladers. Unfortunately, the question of whether the teens will escape the maze is answered 30 pages before the book ends, and the intervening chapter loses momentum. The epilogue, which would be deliciously creepy coming immediately after the plot resolves, fails to pack a punch as a result. That said, "The Maze Runner" has a great hook, and fans of dystopian literature, particularly older fans of Jeanne DuPrau's "The City of Ember" (Random, 2003), will likely enjoy this title and ask for the inevitable sequel."Kristin Anderson, Columbus Metropolitan Library System, OH"

        Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • source: School Library Journal
      • premium: True
keywords
      • value: dystopian
      • value: boys
      • value: Teen Fiction
      • value: futuristic
      • value: books for boys
      • value: Action
      • value: teen books
      • value: movie
      • value: post-apocalyptic
      • value: teenagers
      • value: apocalyptic
      • value: suspense
      • value: fantasy fiction
      • value: mystery
      • value: Horror
      • value: Adventure
      • value: Science Fiction
      • value: escape
      • value: survival
      • value: dystopia
      • value: friends
      • value: post-apocalypse
      • value: fantasy
      • value: maze
      • value: books for teens
      • value: male protagonist
      • value: dystopian future
      • value: dystopian fiction
      • value: james dashner
      • value: labyrinths
      • value: maze runner
      • value: dashner
      • value: young adult books
      • value: boy books
      • value: ya books
      • value: books for teen boys
crossRefId
227069
sortTitle
Maze Runner The Maze Runner Series Book 01
links
    • self:
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
        • href: http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BbQAAAA2i/products/60857e1d-2aa4-4aac-9ab8-6cfaa58b9b2f/metadata
creators
      • name: James Dashner
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Dashner, James
      • bioText:

        James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order, as well as The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series. Dashner was born and raised in Georgia, but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com, follow @jamesdashner on Twitter, and find dashnerjames on Instagram.

isPublicDomain
False
interestLevel
UG
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • value: 0385737947
      • type: ISBN
shortDescription
The first book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from the highly-anticipated series conclusion, The Fever Code, the book that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!

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.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out—and no one's ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.

...
awards
      • source: Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine
      • value: Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee - Best Book
      • source: Young Adult Library Services Association
      • value: Best Fiction for Young Adults
isOwnedByCollections
True
subtitle
The Maze Runner Series, Book 1
images
    • cover300Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/608/57E/1D/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img400.jpg
    • cover:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img100.jpg
    • thumbnail:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img200.jpg
    • cover150Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/608/57E/1D/{60857E1D-2AA4-4AAC-9AB8-6CFAA58B9B2F}Img150.jpg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False