"One is that the main protagonist is a male, a boy, while a lot of recent young adult book leads are girls. I think it’s just different – it’s not this future world where there’s an evil government, repressing the people and people are forced to do this, forced to do that. It’s more that the world is in really crappy shape, and these teenagers are thrown into this experiment. Instead of killing each-other, or competing against each-other, they have to work together to figure out a way to get out. Then, just the scope of the story behind the scenes is slowly revealed to the audience. I just think it has a special feel to it that makes it stand out. Especially, with how awesome the cast is, and the director. I don’t know, I just have a very good feeling about it!"
James Dashner about what makes The Maze Runner