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The Maze Runner Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner is the first book in James Dashner's New York Times Bestselling series, which includes three other titles. Like the popular Young Adult series The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the book is set in a post-apocalyptic world with teenagers as the main characters. Yet, the particulars of that world and the tragedies that face the survival of humanity, as disclosed immediately in The Hunger Games, do not completely surface until the final chapters of the book. Instead, the book focuses on the journey of main character Thomas, who finds himself trapped in the center of a maze alongside a group of other teenage boys. The group dedicates itself to finding the solution to the...

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