Significant Quotes


Quotations In Book Significance of quote to book
Just go with it, he thought. You won’t figure out anything if you give in to fear” pg 8 Even though this quote was said in the beginning of the book, It still relates to everyone’s emotions during the book, since they had to deal with so much , and to be able to get out of or learn more about the maze they had to put away their fear.  I think it also is a good representation of how we should deal with things that scare us in life.
“His memory loss was strange. He mostly remembered the workings of the world—but emptied of specifics, faces, names. Like a book completely intact but missing one word in every dozen, making it a miserable and confusing read. He didn’t even know his age.” pg 15 This quote relates to the story , because all the boys are suffering from memory loss. Its hard to explain their memory loss, but this quote explains it perfectly. It kind of relates to real life as well, how small details are important especially when you’re dealing with memory.
“ I’ve seen you before. Something’s fishy about you showing up here, and I’m going to find out what” pg.17 This quote is important to the story, because it foreshadows how Thomas relates to the story and it gets you thinking about why people have seen Thomas and why.
“Just see for yourself in a minute. The Runners’ll be back soon; then those big walls are going to move until the gaps are closed” pg25 This is the first time Thomas learns something about the maze, and its a big turning point in the story because a lot in the story revolves in the story around the doors in the maze and going in and out of them.
“Grievers, we call ‘em” Newt answered. “Nasty bugger, eh? Just be glad the Grievers only come out at night. Be thankful for these walls.” pg 39 This quote is the first mention of the terrifying monsters that Thomas encounters and it kind of foreshadows what could happen if they didn’t have those walls.
“If you ain’t scared,” Alby said. “you ain’t human. Act any different and I’d throw you off the Cliff because it’d mean you’re a psycho” pg 9 In this quote, Alby is basically saying its ok to have feelings, and be afraid or sad , because its apart of being a human being. It relates to the story because its what keeps them together as friends, because they all have emotions and its ok to have emotions even in the place that are now.
“Everything is going to change” “ pg 57 This quote is special because it foreshadows everything that comes after this quote, everything does change after this has been said and the changes are big too.
“ They were the people who’d sent them all to the Glade. The people who’d taken their lives away from them. The creators. “ pg 351 I thought this line was a good representation of all the built up emotions for when the gladers finally met the creators. I believe this quote was really good at showing at how the creators have hurt them.
“The mission of WICKED is to serve and preserve humanity, no matter the cost. We are ,indeed , “good” “ pg 374 This is actually the slogan of the creators who put them in the maze in the first place, and its important to the story because its something they repeat throughout. It was on the last page of the book and I thought it meant something because this is the entire reason why they did this to the gladers.
“WORLD IN CATASTROPHE: KILLZONE EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT” pg 214 This quote was actually something on a sign Thomas read, and it is crucial to the story because this sign shows exactly why the boys are there and where they are all in the slogan of the people that placed them there.



Introduction To The Maze Runner : Journal Entry #1


     The maze runner is a book written by James Dashner and is about a boy
named Thomas, who wakes up in a steel elevator, only to reveal his memory had been wiped and he was now stuck in a grassy area with buildings and livestock boarded by walls area called the Glade. He meets several boys there who have all been previously stuck there , and they all refuse to give him information about his new surroundings.


Alby ( the captain of all the boys, a black, muscular, serious older boy ) and Newt (the co-captain, a skinny yet strong , has a scottish accent ,)  makes Thomas go stay with a young 12-13 year old boy named Chuck , who Thomas makes his new friend. After discussing with chuck he realizes that the walls surrounding the Glade open to a maze, which is the only way out of The Glade , and he quickly learns of the danger of the maze , and the danger of trying to get out.


The genre of this book is science fiction and apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. I like these genres of fiction because the books that are apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic tend to have very creative plots. These genres of fiction are also popular in the movies at the moment too, such as books like Divergent, The Hunger Games.  I chose this book because the movie recently came out and I have heard a lot of great reviews about the story in general, and I wanted to read the book for myself, instead of just going to watch the movie when it first came out.


I’m glad I chose this book, because its very interesting and creative and when I read it , I can never accurately predict what is going to happen because of the many plot twists in the story, which I enjoy when I read books.  It is from third person perspective , but only explains Thomas’s thoughts and feelings. I prefer this perspective, because I like third person limited view. I enjoy reading books and not knowing what the main character does not know yet, because the main character usually makes decisions that are really bad but they do not know it because they don’t know the extra information that you know.


To the right is a picture of James Dashner , the author of the book, an active author who interacts with his fans constantly on twitter and his website. Even on the back of my book , it has the hashtag #DashnerArmy , which he uses on twitter to talk to his fans.

I wonder what will happen in this book ,will all the boys make it out of the maze alive?

I also want to know how Thomas got his memory wiped, how and why he ended up in the maze, and how long the other boys have been there. I predict that it has something to do with the government placing all the boys there for either entertainment or to train young boys to be civilized like the military.


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