Teresa is missing, replaced with Aris, and Thomas and the other Gladers are told by WICKED that they have been infected with the Flare and need to make it across 100 miles of the Scorch to the Safe Haven in order to get the Cure. Meanwhile, Group B, the girls, are tasked with the assignment of killing Thomas. Along the way the boys pick up Jorge and Brenda, two Civilians also infected with the Flare.
The Scorch Trials, the second installment of the Maze Runner trilogy, is a pretty typical middle-of-a-trilogy filler book. It’s almost 400 pages of movement, but no real explanations even though it promises several times to explain. The writing and word choices, like in the first book, seem simple even for a young adult novel. It’s required reading, of course, to get the whole Maze Runner story, but it’s not an incredibly exciting or interesting book.
3 (out of 5) Stars
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