When Thomas awakes, he finds himself in a dark lift and the only thing he remembers is his first name. when light comes in, he is met by a bunch of boys who live in the centre of an enormous maze, full of hideous monsters called Grievers. The centre of the Maze is called the Glade. There seems to be no way out of the Maze. But when a girl comes through the lift, they have got to find a way out or die. The story follows a boy called Thomas. He wakes up in a strange place called the Glade, where a bunch of teenage boys like him are living without men, girls or woman.