What Happens in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Book?




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Is anyone else looking forward to the release of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials movie? I loved the first one, so I can’t wait for the second part!  As you may know, it’s based on a hugely popular series of books.  For those who have read the book you know what to expect. The rest of us who haven`t can look to this article for a little insight about the plot summary of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials book. If you read the first book or watched the movie than you know that Thomas and the other Gladers have escaped the maze. Just when they think things might be over they find out that this is just the beginning. WICKED has much more in store for them.

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Plot Summary of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Book

One morning the Gladers wake up to find out that the people who rescued them have been murdered. While trying to figure out what happened Thomas and his friends stumble upon Aris who claims to have also survived one of the experiments? Also each one of the Gladers have tattoos which designate their roles such as leader. Later the Gladers meet one of the scientists of WICKED, he explains that the maze was only the first test. They are being studied to observe their response to various stimuli and find a cure to the virus called the flare.

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These scientists even have the ability to control what the Gladers see, feel and do. Now they must enter the Scorch Trials or be killed. First they travel through a tunnel full of traps and then are dropped into the desert. While stumbling through the desert Thomas runs into Theresa who he thinks is an old friend. Theresa warns him that he will be in danger soon. Then along comes a storm, to escape the storm the Gladers enter a city.

This is where they stumble upon someone infected with the flare and a group of cranks. After a small conflict, they reach an agreement with the cranks. If the cranks protect them and take them to safe haven and the WICKED facility they will give them the cure. During this Journey Thomas finds his name all over the walls and the people say he is a leader. WICKED then steps in and kidnaps Thomas and he realizes how important he is to them. Once again the Gladers run into Theresa and she attempts to kill Thomas. In an ironic twist Thomas is saved by Theresa and she claims that WICKED made her do it. Finally the Gladers reach safe haven but they are attacked by another WICKED monster and realize that things can only get worse from here.

Do you think we missed anything important in this plot summary of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials book? Let us know in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “What Happens in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Book?

  1. I never read the books, but watched the first movie because it had Dylan O’brien in it from Teen Wolf. I just love him as an actor, and fell in love with the movie, excited for this one too.

  2. I have never heard of this book. I think my 11 year old might be a little young for this, but I think he would like it when he’s a little older.

  3. I can see why you are excited for the sequel! I hope you enjoy it as much as the first novel!

  4. I haven’t heard of this book or series yet, but you did a good job describing the plot. I actually think my husband might enjoy it.

  5. I just watched the first movie and I enjoyed it. Since I haven’t read the books, I’m not sure if you missed anything on the second one though!

  6. I wasn’t aware of this. To be honest I haven’t seen the movie too. It’s very interesting.

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