Luke’s Letter Essay #3: The Death Cure

I have recently finished reading the death cure by James Dashner, this is the third and final book in the maze runner series. This book was published in 2011 a year after the second book in the series. This may be the final book in the series but in later years two prequels were made,  although I have yet to read them if they are anything like the maze runner than they will both be amazing books. Even though this book is in one of the best series I have ever read it did not even compare to the maze runner which I gave a 10 /10. I put down this book about 200 pages in because of it was disappointing to read such a bad book in an otherwise amazing series. The story starts out in a large ship, Thomas is on his way to WICKED headquarters the main villain of the book. Thomas and the other gladers think that they are safe but all of their plans are going to fall apart. When Thomas arrives at WICKED headquarters he wakes in a white room with a single desk. The “rat man” as the gladers called him tells him that sadly the tests were not completed and that each one of his friends have to go through individual tests. Thomas goes along with it only because he has to, there is no way to get out off this white room. Weeks later the tests end and Thomas is reunited with his friends but things get worse very fast. The gladers are told that some of them have a deadly virus. Find out who has this virus by reading the maze runner series. Although this book did not compare to the rest of the series it is still a decent book. I was surprised when Thomas found Teresa and she told him that they looked for Thomas before they escaped from WICKED. This was surprising because there was multiple pieces of evidence that proves Teresa escaped before Thomas. If I were the author I would have continued this conversation between Thomas and Teresa because the question is never answered as to who escaped first.

The moment that was most shocking was when Thomas ran into his friend Newt who had the deathly disease called the flare. Newt has almost no sanity left and who uses that moment to say to Thomas… “KILL ME!” And then Newt’s eyes cleared, as if he’d gained one last trembling gasp of sanity, and his voice softened. “Please, Tommy. Please.”

With his heart falling into a black abyss, Thomas pulled the trigger.” … If you like action and mystery than the death cure is the perfect book for you.


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2 thoughts on “Luke’s Letter Essay #3: The Death Cure

  1. Dear Luke,
    I haven’t read the Maze Runner series yet but it sounds very action packed. I have read things like this book series, but I never actually got around to reading it. I might read it if I have no book to read. Great letter essay.

  2. Dear Luke,
    I’m glad that you really liked this series, even if this book wasn’t so good. Since I have never read the Maze Runner Series, your summary was confusing. Next time you write a summary, try to make it so everyone can understand it, despite their back round knowledge of a particular book’s series. Also, when you quote a passage, it should have more length to it.

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