Scorch Trials

By: James Dashner

Book Report By: Hayes Oswald


Thomas and the other Gladers encounter deadly traps, Cranks, and the group of girls of which Aris was formerly a part as they struggle to get across a scorching desert, through a city, and over the mountains beyond the city. Thomas's group brings along Jorge and Brenda, two early-stage Cranks, who agree to help them get through the city in exchange for a shot at getting a cure. However, Teresa betrays Thomas, breaking his heart, by being willing to kill him as WICKED has instructed her to do. This destroys the feelings that Thomas has had for her, even though Thomas does not die. Teresa tells him she would have gladly sacrificed anything between them to make sure he is still alive. When they make it through the Scorch trials, Thomas is separated from Teresa, who attempts to converse with him telepathically. Thomas tells her to leave him alone, and Teresa tells him WICKED is good.

What did you enjoy about this book?

I enjoyed how much action was included in this book! It was non-stop once something was resolved, it seemed like another problem was thrown right at them which made it great.

If this book was well written, what made it that way?

It was VERY well written, I was not confused one bit while reading this book and the action made it a must read!

Was the ending satisfactory?

The ending kind of threw me for a loop, the whole book they were talking about how WICKED is destroying them. But then Teresa said that they were good, I was shocked and it made the book even better.

Why would you recommend this book?

I would recommend this book, because it was awesome. Non-stop action, a whole bunch of plot twists, and confusing puzzles that you would try to figure out. All-in-all it was a great book and i would recommend it to anyone!