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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 jeremy c #378485 at Jul 27, 2014 2:06 PM

What is the theme the writer is trying to get across?

What is the message the writer is trying to get across

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Posted By evan c #378351 at Jul 06, 2014 12:29 PM

who were the creators

who created the maze in the book who where they an when

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Posted By brooklyn m #370193 at May 03, 2014 6:01 PM