My MC wakes up from a coma pretty much in a chaotic scene. As I was told from someone else, it is a trope to start off the story in action? Besides that, how do you get the reader to connect with the MC and care about the character on the 1st page? I read Maze Runner, re-read the first page and I'm like there is nothing for me to really care about this character except where the story was directing Tommy. I've read someone where, as long the reader knows the MC has a main goal and deep down, an internal battle/struggle the reader can relate to. Yet how can you have the reader care about the MC from the very start, when the MC themselves is trying to figure out what is going on and their main goal is. When I read books I enjoy, I never stopped myself and was like "why should I care for the MC?" it wasn't really a priority for me unless I cared about the story.