The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – Dystopian Books Review

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The Scorch Trials

Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Young adult Fiction The Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials published by James Dashner is the fourth story in the Maze Runner series. It is a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel. The story surround’s Thomas who became caught in the desert and finds himself vulnerable to the flare. There is no food and water, and he struggles to survive the scorching heat of the sun.

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Author: James Dashner

Genre: Drama/ Science Fiction/ Young adult fiction/ Doomsday/ Adventure fiction/ Dystopian Fiction

Pages: 361

Goodreads Rating: 3.92/5

My Rating: 6 out of 10

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Review and Summary of the Novel The Scorch Trials

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The novel begins with Thomas sleeping in the hall with the other Gladers who survived the maze in the last book.  When Thomas wakes up, he realises that they attached them to the Cranks, who are the zombies and the victim of Flares.

The Flare is a disease that directly malfunctions the brain in a way that the person loses his humanity and changes into a zombie. The Cranks used to be normal humans but turned into human killers after being attacked by the Flares. Thomas and the other Gladers struggle to escape and appear to know the death of the survivors.

Teresa, also a Glader, went missing from her room. Instead, there was a boy in her place named Aris Jones, also a survivor of the Maze. Later on, Thomas and the Gladers realised they need to pass through the scorch, the most burnt area of the earth. This is to find a safe area and to discover the cure. Thomas and his friends travelled to the scorch and during the whole journey experienced many trials in which some died and some survived.

Thomas also found Teresa, who told him to stay away from her. The story continues and presents daring trials that compel you to remain interested in the story.

Final Say on The Novel The Scorch Trials

The novel is the sequel of ”the maze runner” that offers a most interesting story. The book offers a twisting approach with an excellent plot. If you a curious and adventurous reader, this is the book for you. Will, I read it again? Yes.

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