Friday, February 12, 2016

The Death Cure

Author: James Dashner
Genre: Dystopic, Sciende-Fiction, Action-Adventure
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

The book The Death Cure fits into the Science Fiction/Adventure category because The Gladers go on a trip to defeat WICKED, a “good” organization trying to get rid of a virus that they created. The action of the story takes place throughout the whole book. There are different scenes of chasing and violence that make it a great, suspenseful book to read. It takes place in WICKED’s headquarters, Colorado, forests, and many other places.The setting effects the book because of how the characters can act and what they can do with their surroundings. The protagonist in The Death Cure, is a boy named Thomas. He grew up working for WICKED and throughout The Maze Runner series has realized that they're doing more bad than good, and now he is trying to stop them. Another character in the book is Teresa. She has grown up with Thomas, even though for part of the series she fought him because she went with WICKED, thinking they were good. 

In the beginning of the book, Thomas is locked in a room, only receiving meals. Once he gets out he has to go to a meeting with everyone else in The Trials, where he finds out that he can get his memory back. In the rising action, Thomas escapes WICKED because he doesn't want his memory back and meets up with Gally, an old enemy from the maze in Denver, Colorado. They proceed to find out that WICKED is really after a doctor who can remove the devices that they are giving them. Once Thomas and the rest of his friends get them out, WICKED kills the doctor. Then when they go to a coffee shop Thomas gets kidnapped, then goes to headquarters and put explosives around WICKED’s facility. The climax of The Death Cure is when Thomas has to wait for the explosives to go off, his friends help him escape, but in the meantimes two of them die. The falling action is when Chancellor Paige, the creator of WICKED says that she is sorry for creating The Flare and WICKED was actually supposed to be good. The resolution is when Thomas and the rest of the survivors go to safe haven, to be safe from The Flare forever. The theme of the book is even when you try really hard to get something right, it still might not go as planned. I think that because of when Teresa died, she was with Thomas till the end but then she died saving him. Also because even though they got to safe haven, there was no cure to The Flare, and lots of people still died. What I didn't like about the book was the beginning, it was slow and I think James Dashner could have came up with something better. What did like about the book was the ending. I think it came to a nice unsuspected ending, that tied the book up well. I think other people that would like this book would be, anyone who read The Hunger Games, Divergent, or anyone who has read other books by James. Overall I would give this book a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating because I liked the book but I thought the first two were more suspenseful and better written.

Contributed by: Nina Sachs

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