Sixteen-year-old Thomas awakens in a dark, metal box. He remembers his name, but knows nothing of his past. He and several other boys are prisoners in the heart of a vast maze. Every day they run the maze searching for a way out. Every night the maze fills with robotic monsters and its walls change positions. What is the maze? Who is experimenting on the boys? Will they stay alive long enough to find a way out? This novel explores how times of trouble can foster teamwork, leadership, and compassion in some while driving others to madness.