||This fast-paced fantasy filled with monsters, puzzles, and mystery opens as Thomas wakes up in a lift, with no memory. He soon discovers that he has been delivered to the Glade, a challenging world filled with boys desperate to escape. They feverishly explore a giant maze that is thought to be the key to their freedom, but avoid it at night, when it fills with dangerous, but fascinating creatures called the Grievers. Having created a rule-bound culture to maintain order, the boys are sure the maze is key to their freedom. But when a girl unexpectedly arrives, everything is thrown into panic as she seems to be a harbinger of disaster. The first in a deeply compelling series.