The Maze Runner Newsletter

by: aif8579

Story Plot

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.


As for the weather, the main character himself had some doubts and thoughts about it. It never rained, it never snowed, and it never got too hot or too cold. It is a very monotonous weather, but once they get outside the maze, it does rain.

Teresa Agnes

This is a featured article to cover the character from The Maze Runner, Teresa Agnes. Her character is especially intriguing because when she arrived to the Glade, as the first girl ever, and only a day after Thomas had, which definitely made everything revolving around them suspicious. But not only that. Oh, no. She arrives in a way no one else ever had. She arrived with a terrifying message, "Everything is going to change," and a note stating, "She's the last one. Ever." After delivering the message, she falls into a coma. When she does wake up again, she tells Thomas through telepathic communication, "Tom, I just triggered the Ending." The next morning, Thomas wakes up and the sun has disappeared, making the sky completely gray.

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

The Maze Runner is set in a place called The Glade, which is surrounded by The Maze. the Glade is cut up into four sections: Gardens, Blood House, Homestead, Deadheads. In the Gardens are in the northeast corner, where the crops are grown. The water is pumped in through pipes in the ground, due to the lack of rain. The Homestead is where the Gladers live in, though most sleep outside. The Deadheads is a forest area in the southwest corner. The graveyard's in the back in that corner. The Bloodhouse is in the southeast corner, and it's where the Gladers raise and slaughter animals.

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.