The Maze Runner

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homas is brought into a place known as the Glade with no previous memories of his life or the outside world. All he remembers is his name. He and about 50-60 other teenage boys inside the Glade call themselves Gladers, and have developed a community in which every Glader is assigned to his own job. The Glade is surrounded by a giant Maze where vicious, slug-like creatures with mechanical like arms, named Grievers, roam at night. Massive walls called the Doors surrounding the Glade protect the Gladers from these creatures by sliding closed every night.

Every week, supplies are brought to the Glade and once a month a new boy is sent up through an elevator called the Box. The day after Thomas is brought to the Glade, a girl is sent with a message claiming she is the "last one ever." A girl has never been brought in before and the Gladers are excited and confused by her unexpected arrival. Immediately after arriving, the girl falls into a vegetative state.

Meanwhile, Thomas learns more about the Glade, and he feels at home like he's been there before. He learns that the Gladers have been trying to solve the Maze for two years and that the Grievers sting can cause you to recall almost complete memories from the past. The process is painful and dreaded by other Gladers. He feels oddly connected to the new girl and also befriends a young Glader named Chuck, as well as a boy named Newt. On the other hand, he has a somewhat negative relationship with Gally, who is suspicious of Thomas and claims that he has seen him, after he was stung by a Griever, in a process known as the Changing. Thomas also feels an inexplicable urge to be a Runner, the people who explore, map out, and try to find a way out of the Maze.

One day, one Runner and the "leader of the Glade," Minho and Alby return late from the job. Alby has been stung by a Griever. As the doors are about to close…...

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