When Thomas wakes up in the elevator, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's t alone. When the 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 don't kw why or how they got to the Glade. All they kw is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they are closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the elevator. 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.