MAZE RUNNER / James Dashner reading information

James Dashner is a popular Middle-grade and Young Adult author.  This series --Maze Runner-- falls into the YA category.  There is violence, fake bad language, but no 'adult' situations.

Dashner's series is guy-friendly. There's a constant flow of mysteries to solve and the action is non-stop. Highly recommend.

--I link to hardbacks where there is only a dollar difference.  They just keep their value better and age better than paperbacks.  Be sure to check 3rd Party sellers.  Sometimes much cheaper for New.  Of course, even cheaper from the library!

bookcover of MAZE RUNNER (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner MAZE RUNNER

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (2011)

3.98 STARS from 80,454 GoodReaders

When Thomas wakes up in the 'The Glade' his memory is blank. But he’s not alone. Just  like him, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to   the   ever shifting maze where they are imprisoned.  All they know is  that   every morning the stone doors open and that they have until   night to   try and solve the mystery and get back before the gates closed.  If they don't, they face them -- the Grievers.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 101,182
Accelerated Reading level: 5.3 / points: 15.0
AR quiz: 133240
Lexile: HL770L


4.03 STARS from  50,636 GoodReaders

The Gladers are out of the maze and you'd think their lives would be easier.  Unfortunately what they find is a world that's burning up.  Ravaged by sun flares and plagued by the sick who are suffering from a malady called Flares.    And instead of freedom, they find another trial. The Scorch:  it's the most  burned-out section of the world, and they have to cross it in two weeks.

Word Count: 96,869
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 15.0
AR quiz: 140107
 Lexile: HL720L


3.82 STARS from 32,590 GoodReaders

Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission...

Word Count: 87,385
Accelerated Reading level: 5.3 / points: 13.0
AR quiz: 146928


3.49 STARS from 11,164 GoodReaders

This book is a prequel to the Maze Runner Trilogy.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened...

Word Count: 91,996
Accelerated Reading level: 5.7 / points: 14.0
AR quiz: 153131

Also wanted to point out this paperback deal.  Not sure how long it will last, but all 3 paperbacks for a bargain price. 

compiled by Pam