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The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by James Dashner

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Title:The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2)
Authors:James Dashner
Info:Ember (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages
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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (2011)


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The series is getting good. ( )
  LacyLK | Nov 21, 2015 |
I know it's a cop-out, but see my review for The Maze Runner. My opinion hasn't changed, the writing style hasn't changed, and because it didn't get better the book lost a star. ( )
  Amy_Jesionowski | Nov 3, 2015 |
The 2nd book of the Maze Runner series, this picks up when Thomas and the others are taken to a "safe place" after escaping the maze only to find their rescuers all murdered the next morning and "cranks" crazy with the flare disease trying to kill them. They find out that they are in another trial, this time out in the real scorched world with the task of getting to the Safe Haven within a specific amount of time without dying. This time, WICKED is playing with their minds, as well. If they make it, the Gladers will get the cure to the Flare that they have all been infected with. And now there is another variable- another team to compete against. Will the trials never end? 361 pages, this one is more for 7th grade and up, due to some romantic interest thrown in on top of the brutality. ( )
  sgrame | Oct 31, 2015 |
The Scorch Trials is about a boy named Thomas that had escaped the maze and was saved by the military. There's a disease going around the world called the Flare. Thomas has to do another test for the W.I.C.K.E.D. The disease mostly lives in the Scorch and its the worst place to be. There's a brunt land full of insane or also known as "Cranks". Thomas and some other people in his group have been told that they have the Flare and must go to a safe house to get the cure for the Flare. Thomas and his group have to walk across the Scorch for some amount of days then they finally see the insane or the "Cranks" infested city where in that place they meet two new people that Thomas and his group can trust. Thomas meets some mountains that he has to go over so he can get over to the safe house. Once Thomas and his group get to the safe house there is n nothing at all and then these pods come out of ground and these creatures try to kill Thomas, when Thomas kills them a giant ship comes and saves them. The ships crew told them they don't have to take anymore tests. That was a lie.

This book is so thrilling you can't put it down when reading it. This book was good so I gave it a 5 star because to me it was so interesting just so much action. Some parts started to make me lose interest but again the action continues. This book is really good for middle school or maybe high school students to read this book. Some parts of the book get intense and for me get my blood rushing because of the intention. If your the kind of reader that reads thrilling and intention also action well this would be the book for you. This book was so much fun to read that's why I recommended this book for the readers the like thriller, action, and intention. ( )
  EtonW.b4 | Oct 29, 2015 |
The Scorch Trails is the second book of the Maze Runner. After escaping the maze and being rescued by the military, the group was taken to a safe camp. At the camp, they were given supplies, new clothes, a bed as well as food and water. Once they learned that the camp belonged to the W.I.C.K.E.D Company (the company which placed them in the maze) they escaped to the desert. While going through the desert, to reach the mountains, there was a lightening storm which took some lives. In the mountains lived people called the "Right Arm". These people were not infected with the disease called "Flare". Once the group found them, they joined together to continue the journey. While in the mountains, the group found the red cross.

I gave this book 4 stars because this book had a lot of action. You could understand what the character sees and does. I found the best part of the book was when they were going through the desert and the lightening storm hits. In my opinion, this book was just as good as the first book. The climax seemed to never end. It was action packed from the first page to the last page which kept you reading. The only thing I didn't care for is that the book ends in a cliff hanger. ( )
  TristanG.B1 | Oct 29, 2015 |
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The Maze was only the beginning...

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more Variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.

In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, much of the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated--and with it, order--and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim... and meal.

The Gladers are far from done running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder--does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?
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The Trials keep on / Coming in a Maze now a / Part of a city. (legallypuzzled)

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After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race.

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