After reading a number of negative reviews about "The Maze Runner", I approached it with some trepidation. Would I end up giving up half way through? Thankfully that wasn't the case at all. Quite the contrary, I had severe difficulties putting it down. In style and atmosphere it reminded me a lot of "The House of Stairs" by William Sleator. A group of kids are kept captive in an enclosed environment without knowing neither why nor how to get out. It's in many ways a chilling read, but also very captivating... no pun intended.It's very obviously the first book in a series, but the cliff-hanger isn't too bad and thus didn't annoy me. I do want to read the next book though, in the hopes that it can live up to this one.I think I found a plothole though - if Grievers can climb walls - what does it matter that the doors close at night?