When Thomas wakes up inside an elevator, the only thing he can remeber is his name. Every other memory is deleted.
But he is not the only one. When the doors of the elevater open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by other boys who welcome him to the Glade. The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out. Just like Thomas, no one knows how they ended up there or why. The only thing they know is that every morning the walls around the Glade open and kids -Runners- try to find the way out of the Maze. Every night the walls close again. Every 30 days a new boy is send to them.
The arrival of Thomas was expected, but the next day another kid arrives and this one is a girl. Even a bigger surprise is the message she has to deliver.
Maybe Thomas is more important than he could imagine. If only he could unlock the secrets burried in his head and solve the mystery of the Maze.
The story never gets boring, there is always something going on, yet it's not tiring. And at the end of the book a big surprise is waiting the readers that is driving them to get the next one of the series.