The Maze Runner by James Dashner is exiting and thrilling from page 1. Thomas wakes up in the Glade with no memory of where he came from, why he's there, who he is except his name. There are about 60 other boys and they farm, cook, and run the mazes surrounding them trying to find a way out. Grievers, mechanical monsters attack anyone still in the maze after the doors close at night. When a girl, Teresa arrives things start to change. Can they find a way out and survive? This is dystopian literature and will appeal to those who enjoyed THE GIVER, CITY OF EMBER, and THE HUNGER GAMES.
Spoiler--it is violent and the first in a trilogy.