The first book in James Dashner’s NY Times bestselling Maze Runner Trilogy is being adapted into a major motion picture, featuring Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien. Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, the movie is scheduled for release on Sept. 19. In anticipation of the release, Delacorte Press is publishing The Maze Runner Movie Tie-In Edition on Aug. 5, 2014. With movie art on both the front and back cover, the new version it includes eight full-color page inserts with photos from the upcoming film.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, The Maze Runner follows the story of Thomas, a teenage boy who wakes up in a place called the Glade with no memories of his past life. He is trapped in the Glade with 50 to 60 other teenage boys with the same mysterious condition who call themselves the Gladers. As Thomas adapts to life in the Glade, he learn more and more about the giant walls that surround the Glade, a maze filled with vicious slug-like creatures called Grievers that have several sharp mechanical arms. If they ever want to escape the Glade and make it out of the maze alive, the Gladers must learn to come together to overcome obstacles and face daunting challenges along the way.
A fast-paced, action-packed story rooted in friendship and teamwork, The Maze Runner is a Young Adult bestseller. Dashner’s trilogy has already captured the attention and imagination of teens worldwide with his compelling story that critics describe as “a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games and Lost.” The first book of the series, The Maze Runner, is recommended for high school classrooms and reading programs for teens and young adults. The movie tie-in edition serves as the perfect companion to the upcoming motion picture.
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