He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air. People looked down at him, pointing and staring.
He sees the Grievers in the Maze
Only one person comes a month in the Glade, but this is different. Only one day after Thomas arrives, this girl does. The other people living in the Glade say that they have never seen two people come in the same month, let alone a day after each other. Something else was strange, she was a girl. Up until then, the Glade was just boys. This girl was holding a note, it said, "I am the last one."
Thomas finds a way to escape the Maze
He stepped into the Maze. For several seconds, Thomas felt like the world had frozen in place. A thick silence followed the thunderous rumbles of the Door closing, and a veil of darkness seemed to cover the sky, as if the sun had even been frightened away of what lurked in the Maze. Then a sharp cry from Alby filled the air, Thomas looked over and saw him lying on a crying Minho's lap. Alby had been stung.
They escape the Maze
This was the creature that stung Alby. Thomas stared in horror at the monstrous thing making it's way down the corridor. It looked like part of an experiment gone wrong. Then, Thomas came up with a plan. It was risky but it might work. He ran straight at the Griever. It lurched forward but Thomas was ready, he dove to the side, narrowly missing the creatures spikes. Then, the Griever started going in the opposite direction. Thomas was safe.
In the Maze, there are people called Runners. Everyday, the Runners go out and run around the Maze trying to find a way to escape. Because the Maze moves everyday, when they get back they draw a map of what the Maze looked like that day. To escape the Maze, Thomas realised that Maze was trying to tell them something. If he put all the maps onto of each other they would spell 6 words. It said: FLOAT, CATCH, BLEED, DEATH,STIFF and PUSH.
The Gladers came up with a plan. Everybody was going to fight off the Grievers while making a path for Thomas and 2 of his friends to run through and jump into the Griever hole which transported them to a room with a computer where they would put in the code. After everyone decided what they were going to do, they went into the Maze. Everything went according to plan. Yes, they lost a few more lives than they wanted to but the people who made it through the Griever hole after fighting were safe.