The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.

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age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 65 reviews

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age 11+

I will give different sections for each section do describe perfectly.

Violence: Death by guns, good and bad, death by metel balls that burn your face, death by deadly lightning bolts that burn you to a crisp, and more. 'Cranks' are crazy people who have the 'flare' a virus that makes you go insane with no cure. The Cranks kill people, mostly good guys. But there are no main charecter deaths in book 2. Inappropriateness: A Kiss between Thomas and Teresa, and later a kiss between Teresa and Eris for fake reasons. Brenda is definitly in love with Thomas and shows it. Language: Made up language (forgot to mention this in my review for the first book) but the whole series has language that Minho made up, from Shuck to Clunk. Drinking: A scene were not to crazy cranks invite Thomas and Brenda to a party and give them drinks that make Thomas and Brenda fall unconcious.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Book Details

  • Author: James Dashner
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: October 12, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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