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The Maze Runner Chapter 20

By James Dashner

Chapter 20

  • Thomas realizes that the only way to save Alby is by making a run for it himself in hopes of to distracting the Griever. He starts Tarzan-ing across the wall, using the vines to move horizontally as well as vertically across the wall face.
  • Even though it works at first, the Griever closes in fast and Thomas is forced to Spartan-kick the thing away from him. This allows him to make it to the bottom of the wall and hit the ground running.
  • Unfortunately, after a few minutes of sprinting though the maze Thomas takes a corner and sees three more Grievers sitting there waiting for him. He's trapped.