By James Dashner, published by Delacorte Press 2009, 375 pgs
*Minho- Keeper of all runners, trained Thomas to be a runner.
*Newt- 2nd in command of the Gladers, elected Thomas as a runner.
* Chuck- Thomas's best friend, showed him around when he arrived.
*Teresa- Telepathically communicates with Thomas, the first girl to enter the maze.