Maze Runner Book Report Essay

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October 11, 2013
Period 1
Maze Runner Book Report

Thomas is the narrator and protagonist of the story. He arrives in the maze with no knowledge of who he is or was. He only remembers his name and nothing else about his life. Thomas proves to be brave and clever even though he only has a very limited memory of previous knowledge of the Maze. Since arriving in the maze, Thomas makes both friends and enemies and proves to be a leader among the other boys with him in the maze.

Teresa is a teenage girl who mysteriously arrives in the maze a day after Thomas. She tells everyone that everything is about to change in the maze, before slipping into a coma. Thomas is sure that he knows Teresa from before, but can’t remember. Later, it’s
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Thomas determines a new way to analyze the map information. With Teresa's help, they find a series of letters hidden in the maps, spelling out words. Without knowing what to do with the code, the Gladers began to lose hope, but in an act of desperation, Thomas allows himself to be stung by the Grievers to recover memories through the Changing. Thomas learns the way out of the Maze and makes a plan to escape. Thomas gathers the Gladers and leads them into the Maze where they face off against a small army of Grievers. About half of the Gladers die in the fight but Thomas and Teresa make their way down the hole in the Cliff and are able to punch in the code and shut down the Maze.

Over the past few weeks I read Maze Runner by James Dashner and copyrighted in 2009 and thought it was amazing. It was one of the best books I’ve read because of the way the plot was set up. i truly enjoyed the story because of the constant feeling of danger throughout the book. It’s interesting that Thomas, the leader, worked with Teresa and the creators to make the very maze he is trying to escape from. As I read the end of this book I kept thinking about the phrase,”Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong” and how all the Gladers thought the answer was the maze but it was actually something entirely different. From the book, I