When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse enclosed by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them, open. Every night they are closed tight. And that every 30 days a new boy is delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. Only the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets that are buried within his mind.
Words cannot describe how much I love this book. From the moment I flipped to the first page, I was intrigued. This book sucked me in, and devoured my attention. I would have finished the book in one sitting, but it was four in the morning (I read this during the summer), and I was forced into bed by my parents.
A few vloggers/booktubers that I watch recommended this book for fans of The Hunger Games. But before any assumptions are made, this book is only a bit similar to THG, and is completely its own story.
This book has a way of sucking you in, so that you're not aware of your surroundings. page after page, I kept flipping. The characters were wonderful and I loved their interactions and banter. Thomas annoyed me a bit in the beginning, but I quickly got over it, and am now very fond of him.
I was immediately focused on the Glade and was working possible solutions to the Maze, along with the characters. I grew to be very fond of the Gladers (the characters who live in the Glade), and admired them for their perseverance, and their system of order.
If I were a Glader, I'd probably cry for a week before, doing anything of use. I think (well I hope) that I would eventually become a valuable person in the Glade, and would be useful. Anyway, the Gladers are definitely to be respected.
P.S. The twist in the epilogue...I saw that coming. Haha, I feel so smart right now!
Likes: The Gladers.
Dislikes: SPOILER ALERT *WICKED*