I am reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Thomas is the main character and when he first arrives he is in a dark room that is acting like an elevator and taking him to the Glade. When Thomas first arrives in the Glade he finds that it is way too bright with an artificial sun and everywhere is green with lush grass and a forest. But the big thing that shows that he is not in a forest is the giant walls surrounding the entire plains and forest. In the maze it is a giant changing maze made out of stone that look like they’ve been there for thousands of years. The walls have thick vines all over them and seem to have writing on each on saying “Wicked is Good.”
As the book continues the maze starts to change a bit. The maze has stopped closing its doors at night so now the Grievers are coming into the Glade and are attacking Thomas and his friends. The Grievers are creatures from the maze that look like half animal half robot but no one knows for sure because their usually killed before they can tell anyone. Farther into the book Thomas runs upon a place called The Cliff but there is a hole that things disappear into when thrown down the hole but no one has ever tried to figure out where it leads. At the end of the book Thomas and over half of the Gladers march into battle against the Grievers to leave the Glade because, The Glade, is now dying and the walls will not close at night so the Grievers now feast upon the Gladers. As they march into battle the landscape changes all around them. When Thomas, Theresa, and Chuck enter the hole they enter a dark room lit only by the computer screens and they must punch in the code to escape.
Once Thomas and his friends enter through a passageway they are suddenly in a facility dedicated to watching and recording them while they were in the maze. Everything they see is white and seems to have been a futuristic kind of world. As they talk to the director of the facility they soon discover that their world, Earth, has perished and is now almost a desolate wasteland of maniacs and psychos waiting to kill,wound, or eat them. When they are told this information they are led to two separate rooms where they are left to absorb the information and try to figure out what their next move will be. The Glade is now no more and is now overrun with Grievers and the dead bodies of their friends who stayed beind in an attempt to defend the Glade. They must now face the horrifying world that was once their home and to overcome the challenges ahead.