The Maze Runner is an excellent book. The story followed me long after I put the book down. You can imagine exactly what is happening and how the main character is feeling. My favorite part was when they all went out of the maze, and found out what happened that made them go in the maze with their memories wiped in the first place. The book is action packed and suspenseful, and I hope to read the three sequels that come after this book. I give this book a 9 out of 10, and recommend it to teenagers 12 and older to read.
STUDY QUESTIONS AND VOCABULARY:
Who gave Thomas the tour on his second day?
1a. Alby (page 42)
What message did the girl deliver when she arrived at the Glade?
2a. A not that said: She is the last one. Ever. (page 57)
What was the name of Thomas’s attacker, and what caused him to stop attacking?
3a. His name was Ben; The sound of his name. (page 72)
Who is Minho, and what did he find in the Maze?
4a. A Runner; he found a dead Griever. (page 80, 84)
Why did Thomas enter the Maze when he wasn’t supposed to?
5a. To try and save Minho an Alby, who were trapped inside. (page 92)
vertigo (page 74)
lunacy (page 75)
litany (page 31)
spontaneously (page 107)
contemplation (page 60)
What did Thomas find in the Maze?
6a. A Griever. (126)
Who is going through the Changing?
7a.) Alby is going through the Changing. (142)
What is going to happen the next day?
8a.) A Gathering, or a meeting. (150)
What did Minho suggest they do to Thomas?
9a.) Make him the leader of the Runners. (157)
What is Thomas’s punishment?
10a. One day of Banishment. (168)
Who lashes out at Thomas?
11a. Gally. (253)
What is on the page when they compare maps?
12a. The letter F (277)
What do the signs that are everywhere say?
13a. WORLD IN CATASTROPHE-KILLZONE EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT (285)
What are the six words used for the code? Why is the last code unable to be typed?
14a. Float, Catch, Bleed, Death, Stiff, Push. They have to “push” a button, not type it. (352)
Who betrays them?
15a. Gally (354)