The Death Cure by James Dashner
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Genre: Science fiction
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; Exclusive Edition edition (October 11, 2011)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
It’s the end of the line.
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone survive?
What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.
The truth will be terrifying.
Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.
The time for lies is over.
This is the last book in The Maze Runner trilogy, other than the prequel (The Kill Order). I felt much about this book as I did The Scorch Trials. I didn’t love it the way I loved The Maze Runner, but it definitely kept me turning pages and sitting on the edge of my seat.
There were very few new characters in this book. Most of the characters came from the previous two books and it was interesting to see how they had changed or developed over the course of the series. Brenda gradually grew on me and I still wasn’t sure what to think of Teresa.
I liked the ending. That may be weird, since it was such a sad ending for the majority of the world, but it was the only solution left and had been staring them in the face from the beginning. I was happy that they finally figured it out and were able to save the people they did. I was also sad for everyone else that didn’t make it or were left behind.
If you haven’t read these books, start with The Maze Runner. They’re fast paced and very interesting. They bring up questions about humanity, the greater good, and sacrifices.