Calling All Maze Runner Fans!


Are you a Maze Runner fanatic? You’re in luck. The movie based on the bestselling novel of the same name hits theaters Sept. 19.

We’ve got a look at the The Maze Runner trailer, too.

In case you missed out on the book, here’s the gist of the story:

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

It’s a scary, adventurous, thrilling, mysterious, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will not disappoint. That said, the movie — and the book — are for older audiences. I recommend the book only for kids 12 and older. If you’re wondering whether you’re ready to tackle the book, visit Common Sense Media first to learn more about the book. Or feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section.

And the movie will likely be rated PG-13 for violence, and some mild language. Even so, aside from some scary moments, the trailer is approved for all audiences.

Want more news about the Maze Runner? Check out our interview with author James Dashner.

BL: What draws you to writing for a younger audience?

J.D.: There was just something magical about reading when I was a youth, and writing for them is the only true way I can return to that magic.


BL: When you were younger, which authors were your favorite?

J.D.: I loved Judy Blume, Madeleine L’Engle, and the Hardy Boys books.


BL: Aside from your own, do you have a favorite young adult book or series? New or old?

J.D.: My favorite of all time is the Ender series by Orson Scott Card. (For those interested: Ender’s Game the movie will be released in Nov. 2013. Watch for a Boys’ Life story on the movie-making process.)


BL: You’re also involved with Infinity Ring, an epic, sprawling time-travel tale, comes out. This seems to have a lot of moving parts, with a multi-platform experience for readers. What is the series all about?

J.D.: Infinity Ring is a story about an alternate reality of our world where “Great Breaks” in time have caused the modern day world to be in really bad shape, plagued by things such as rampant natural disasters and a ruthless government. The main characters find themselves involved with an ancient society that sends them back in time to correct those Breaks in history.


BL: After the final book in the Infinity Ring series, what’s next for you? Or have you even gotten that far into planning?

J.D.: There will be a new young adult series with Random House, as well as other stories I have up my sleeve. Many fun things to come!

4 thoughts on “Calling All Maze Runner Fans!

  1. learntobesmart

    Ok I’ll admit I’m a bit obsessed with the book…ok, fine, really obsessed with the book, the whole trilogy actually but I didn’t like the prequel too much

  2. 8of12

    I am a complete Maze Runner freak! I’m so excited for the movie!!! All the trailers and clips look absolutely… WICKED. xD (get it?)


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