This book has burrowed itself into the top of my list of favorites! The idea is much like that of The Hunger Games, but different in that none of the people know why they are there. It is a game of mysterious survival in a world unlike our own. It is violent, with deaths of many of the boys, some going crazy and attempting murder. It is an excellent example of creating a working society out of nothing, with much excitement and action along the way. The book plays out to leave you on edge and putting the sequel in as a wish any time a genie offers you three wishes. It's easy to become attached to characters, and you feel as if the glade has become your own prison as well. In this case, I'll say that I'm happy to be in prison; it's a fabulous book!