The Scorch Trials Essay

455 Words2 Pages
Do you ever wonder what the world would be like if everyone had a disease that makes them go insane? The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner, explores this very idea. The disease is called the Flare and it started because the Sun scorched the earth causing people to go insane. The genre of this book is science fiction and it is a good book to read if you like action and adventure books. The Scorch Trials is written in third person point of view but focuses on the main character, Thomas' life most. This book takes place in a dystopian, post- apocalyptic world, but more specifically, it is set in the Scorch, a barren land where the sun "scorched" everything. The Scorch is anywhere near the equator, where the sun's rays are strongest. The main character is Thomas because the book seems to…show more content…
A group of scientists called WICKED arrives bringing a message about phase two of the Trials, the Scorch Trials. In addition, a girl named Teresa mysteriously disappeared during the night, being replaced by a boy named Aris. The Gladers were forced by WICKED to cross through a barren land named the Scorch in a set amount of time otherwise, they would die. The boys go through a teleporting device, set up by WICKED, to the Scorch. The sun’s heat and light are both overwhelming when the boys arrive, but they knew that they had to start walking anyway, the other side of the Scorch was about 100 miles north, according to WICKED. They soon spot a city in ruins in the distance, but they have to run toward it because a really bad lightning storm had started, already killing some of the boys. They made it to a shelter but there were Cranks there, (people who have the Flare disease, which makes you go insane) and the Gladers have to convince the Cranks to not kill them. The boys then make their way through the town, avoiding the Cranks and making very close

More about The Scorch Trials Essay

Open Document