James Dashner is a best-selling American author of science fiction and young adult literature. His most notable works include The Maze Runner series, The 13th Reality series, and his latest book, The Rule of Thoughts. He has also written several non-fiction books such as Writing to entice, Game Your Brain and Awakened Imaginations.
If you’re looking to experience the world of James Dashner, look no further! From gripping fiction to thought-provoking non-fiction, here are seven unmissable reads – perfect for both die-hard fans and those just discovering his work.
Turtles All the Way Down
Turtles All the Way Down is a powerful coming-of-age story that follows 16-year old Aza Holmes on her journey to unlock the mysteries of life. As she works through a mental health crisis, she finds herself chasing a fugitive billionaire – with plenty of unexpected and intensely personal revelations along the way. A modern classic full of heart, truth, and thoughtful insight.
The Fault In Our Stars
Published in 2012, The Fault In Our Stars is one of the most successful novels written by James Dashner. This coming-of-age story follows two teenagers as they fall in love, grapple with illnesses and explore questions about life. It is a witty and inspiring tale that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you contemplating life’s grandest mysteries.
The novel was well-received by readers everywhere and it went on to become a critically acclaimed motion picture. It features actors such as Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff in the heartwarming lead roles. James Dashner wrote this novel with raw emotion, poignancy and humor that establishes a unique connection between reader and protagonist. This death defying love story will have you questioning your own beliefs about life, death and the power of true love.
Hagakure: A Book of the Samurai
Hagakure is an epic compilation of traditional Japanese wit and wisdom from the samurai period. This book offers valuable lessons about how to lead an honorable life, experience courage and pain, and navigate through dark times. Hagakure has since been widely celebrated for its wide range of philosophical musings about life and death, as well as personal anecdotes from Dashner’s own experiences.
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner is a young adult science fiction novel and the first book in The Maze Runner series. The novel was published on October 6, 2009 by Delacorte Press and was made into a 2014 major motion picture by 20th Century Fox. The story follows Thomas, a teenage boy who wakes up in an elevator with no memory of his past life, and
Paper Towns by James Dashner is an outstanding coming-of-age story about unique characters, who come together to embark on one young man’s quest for a lost love. Written with charming wit, humor and razor-sharp insight, and illustrated throughout with Dashner’s eye for bright details and characters that burst from the page, it’s a book readers won’t be able to put down.
Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles, who abandons his life of certainty and embarks on a journey to find the “Great Perhaps” at his new prep school. As he adapts to college life and experiences love for the first time, Miles also searches for answers about a tragic event that left him reeling. From confronting death and loneliness, to questioning one’s identity in a world full of confusion, this book offers an incredibly powerful story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
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