The maze runner

by James Dashner

Synopsis

Thomas arrives in a place known as the Glade, left with no memories except his name. He meets other teenage boys called Gladers who have created a community. Every week supplies are sent, and every month a new boy arrives in an elevator called "the Box".

After Thomas arrives, an unconscious girl arrives carrying a note reading, "She's the last one, ever." Gladers exploring the Maze are called "Runners." Minho, the Keeper of the Runners, and Alby, search for a dead Griever that Minho found while running the Maze the day before. However, the Griever is not dead and it stings Alby. Minho struggles to carry Alby back to the Glade, but as the doors start to close on them, Thomas runs into the Maze to help, breaking the rule that states no one is allowed into the Maze.

Hearing approaching Grievers, Minho leaves Thomas with an unconscious Alby.Minho and Thomas return to the Glade as the doors open the next morning.She reveals that her name is Teresa. After recovering, Thomas explains that he and Teresa were forced to help the Creators design the Maze. The way out of the Maze is over a cliff face and that it is an illusion to trick them. This is where the Grievers enter and exit the Maze.

The remaining Gladers descend down a spiraling slide that dumps them into a massive underground bunker. The Gladers are taken out of this facility and put into a large busThe group's goal is to stop the tests WICKED is doing, and find the cure for the Flare. it is suggested that the apparent rescue of the Gladers is yet another test masterminded by the Creators of the Maze and that the one Thomas escaped is not the only one WICKED have been observing.