This chapter is all about Thomas running away from the Griever and…it’s pretty underwhelming. That’s pretty sad since I do like the way Dashner writes action.
I blame the Griever since I don’t find them interesting.
But this chapter wasn’t terrible, so it’s okay. Thomas quickly came up with a plan and started swinging away from the Griever and Alby. Luckily, or unluckily, the Griever followed after Thomas and started chasing him. I do really like the fact that Thomas is working so hard to try and save Alby’s life, even if he’s not 100% sure if his life can actually be saved.
Makes me like him.
Thomas spends some “tense” minutes, or seconds (I don’t really know), swinging away from the monster. I’m not too sure how exactly the Griever is climbing the walls, but…I don’t dwell on it too much.
There’s a line that gives me pause when Thomas kicks and struggles with the monster:
“…he kicked out with both feet to push off, squirming to avoid the swarm of needles and claws coming at him from all directions.”
I don’t know how many needles the Griever has, the book never tells us, but I assume it’s a lot. So the fact that Thomas kdoeent get stung here seemed really… convenient. Too convenient perhaps.
Thomas makes it to the ground and starts running. The fact that Thomas can track his own movements so easily considering the situation too easily connected to him being a runner, but whatever.
It ends with Thomas running into 3 other Grievers. Let’s see how Thomas gets out of this one.