Title Profile & Character Information

The Maze Runner

Annotation
The first book in the "New York Times" bestselling Maze Runner series--"The Maze Runner" is a modern classic, perfect for fans of "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent."
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But hes not alone. When the lifts doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers dont 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 have opened. Every night theyve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But 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 buried within his mind.

Awards
2011-2012  Volunteer State Book Award
2012  Young Reader's Choice Award
2012  Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
2012  Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
2012  Garden State Teen Book Award
2012  Grand Canyon Reader Award
2012  New York State Charlotte Award

Characters
NameThomas
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitAmnesiac

GenreYoung adult fiction
Adventure
    --Survival
Science fiction
TopicsAlternate worlds
Amnesia
Memory loss
Mazes
Teenage boys
Captives
Captivity
Secrets
Survival
Monsters
Friendship
SettingEngland