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by James Dashner

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Thomas wakes up in a metal box with no memory of who he is. He only remembers his name. Doors open overhead revealing a community of young boys all living on a type of farm surrounded by very high walls. The place is called the Glade. Outside the Glade, beyond the walls is a massive Maze populated with monsters, known as Grievers. Every month a new boy is sent to the Glade. Each week supplies come up through the elevator that Thomas rides.

Thomas learns that in the Maze outside are monsters known as Grievers. If a Griever stings you, you will go through a process known as the Changing, which is quite traumatic. Thomas meets the leader of the Glade, Alby, and his second in command, Newt. There is also Chuck who becomes his friend. Gally

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Posted By alyia d #381807 at Aug 18, 2014 2:33 PM

how did one character escape a griever?

Explain how the character escaped and how they did it

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Posted By cortlen p #381138 at Aug 12, 2014 6:11 PM


Posted By jackie a #381039 at Aug 11, 2014 10:22 PM

Why did the Creators control Gally and force him to try to killThomas?

I know the creators were controlling
Gally at the end of book when he tried to kill Thomas, but instead killed Chuck. Why did they want Thomas dead?

The Maze Runner | Answers: 2