This chapter we focus on Thomas trying to save Alby while they are trapped in the Maze overnight. Thomas is a bit upset in the beginning over the fact that Minho left both of them there.
While I understand Thomas’s feelings on the matter I really don’t think he has a right to judge Minho. Minho has been there for who knows how long and I think he has every right to try and save himself. Maybe not the noblest of moves, but I get it.
We also learn that Thomas officially considers Alby a friend. That was nice to know since with Alby’s attitude and Thomas’s responses to him didn’t really suggest much. Although Thomas makes a mental comment about how “Thomas before” couldn’t leave a friend behind, and I just wonder what made him think that he was like that before? Maybe he assumes if he wasn’t like that before that he would have pulled a Minho?
But the main event of this chapter is Thomas tieing up Alby in the vines to try and avoid the Grievers. It’s a pretty decent plan, though I wonder how he ended up tieing Alby up there. The book describes Thomas pushing Alby up and then tieing off his arms and legs, but…unless he wraps all of the vines multiple times around his limbs?
However, he did it Thomas was successful in getting Alby and himself off of the ground. It’s a solid plan, even if Thomas isn’t sure what a Griever is really capable of yet.
The end of the chapter isn’t too great; Thomas get’s spotted by a Bettle Blade, we see it has WICKED written on it’s body, and then a Griever comes around the corner. I don’t find either of these things scary so it fell flat.
Till next time!