The Maze Runner, published in 2009, is the first novel in a popular dystopian science fiction series by James Dashner that chronicles how the world was changed by a series of devastating events. Throughout the series, a group of teenagers tries to save themselves and the world from a sinister organization known as WICKED. The Maze Runner won several awards and remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than 100 weeks. The film version was released in 2014 and has grossed almost $350 million dollars worldwide.


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Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Maze Runner, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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