This is a short work to give us a little insight into what happened to Newt when he left the rest. This was a great “aside” to one of the main characters and having it as a side story worked perfectly not to bog down the main Maze Runner plot line. I liked the work and thought it had good character development and pacing. I did feel like it was a little light on action. I would recommend it to those that are really into the series, but you’re not going to miss anything if you miss this book.