I've never read the book by James Dashner, but I can tell you the movie was great. Plenty of actionto keep you at the edge of your seat. My favorite parts involed Tom going through the maze. It was crazy! I also laughed when Teresa threw rocks at the boys and one said "Are they always like this?". My favorite character was Minho. Lastly, what I want to say is: If you are an action fan, watch it while you can!