The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, #2) by James DashnerSolving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
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The Scorch Trials - Chapters 1 - 14 Summary & Analysis
Sign in. After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas Dylan O'Brien and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
The Scorch Trials is a young adult post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction novel written by American author James Dashner and the second book, fourth chronologically, in The Maze Runner series. The book starts with Thomas sleeping in the dormitory with the other teenagers — known as the Gladers , who had escaped from the Maze in the previous book — where they had been brought by a group of rescuers. Thomas is woken by a telepathic communication with Teresa, the only girl from the Glade, who is afraid. As Thomas wakes up, he finds that the facility is being attacked by Cranks — aggressive zombie-like people that have been affected by a plague known as the Flare. The Flare is a disease that attacks the brain, causing victims to lose their humanity and become crazy.
Teresa telepathically communicates with Tom, even though they are not being kept in the same dormitory room. She is hoping Tom will keep her company. They are dealing with horrendous psychological problems following their time in the Maze, having gone up against horrendous creatures known as Grievers. Thomas remembers his best friend, Chuck, stabbed in the chest, dying in his arms. Thomas and Teresa communicate until they fall asleep. Thomas has vague dreams of his childhood, and of his mother, as he falls asleep. He is later awakened by Teresa telling him something is wrong.