The thing that mostly stands out is that, at this point, I’ getting frustrated with all of Thomas;s question asking. I feel that that’s the point, Thomas is getting frustrated and so are we. But I’m not really on Thomas’s side in this.
I completely understand where Thomas is coming from, but demanding answer from folks hadn’t gotten anything the first time he tried it. I don’t see why barging into a place where he’s told not to go would change that. This may also be due to the fact that I can kin of see where the Gladers are coming from.
After seeing Ben go through the Changing (who’s naming these things?) Thomas is completely horrified. All the Gladers, with the exception as far as we know, being Chuck, have been there a while. They’re probably come up with this system to protect newbies from further trauma. This may not be the best way to handle things but its the best this group of boys could muster. If Thomas had just waited I’m sure he would have gained the info he wanted.
Chuck’s intro was done pretty well. He’s a believable 12-13 year old and even though Thomas described his face as “pitiful” I think he’s cute. My favorite line of his so far is this:
“Klunk’s another word for poo. Poo makes a klunk sound when it falls in out pee pots.”
That’s such a…kid thing to say. Haha.
Gally physical description is even worse but we’re not supposed to like him so he’s the ugliest thing in the Glade at this point.
The most interesting thing in this is Gally tell Thomas, and us, that he’s seen Thomas while he went through the changing. It opens up so many more questions and is good to keep out attention and push us forward.
Fun Note and Spoiler:
Between these 3 chapters I totally called Alby’s death. I didn’t know when it would happen but I said to myself “Black, angry, and in charge? Totally dead.” I’m too savvy.