The Maze Runner Newsletter
Thomas wakes up in the lift, and the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank, leaving him with knowledge, but not memories. He didn't know where he came from, how he'd gotten inside the lift, or who his parents were. He could not even remember his own name. When the doors open, he finds himself surrounded by a group of teenagers, who called themselves Gladers, who welcomed him to The Glade. The Gladers experienced similar memory loss as him. All that they know is that every morning the stone doors to The Maze, what is outside the Glade, have opened. At night they close tight. Every thirty days, a new boy is sent up in the lift, but the day after Thomas arrives, the first girl ever arrives and the message she delivers is terrifying. If Thomas could unlock the secrets buried in his mind, he could be more useful to the solving of the maze than he ever imagined.
Even though Teresa definitely was very suspicious, Thomas and her ended up quickly becoming friends, and I smell a love interest for Thomas in the story, though I can't be sure until I finish reading the book series.
The Glade and The Maze
Outside of The Glade is The Maze, which is mapped by boys called Runners daily. As mentioned before, there are gigantic stone doors that close the entrance to The Glade. Out in The Maze, there are horrendous creatures called Grievers, a merging of animal and mechanics. When Grievers sting someone, they go through The Changing, in which they recover some memories from before going to The Glade.