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The Death Cure
Contributor(s): Dashner, James

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ISBN: 0385738773     ISBN-13: 9780385738774
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2011

Annotation: A conclusion to the best-selling trilogy that began with The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials finds Thomas placing the success of their mission into the hands of the Gladers, who must complete a blueprint for the cure to the Flare, an effort that is compromised by undisclosed memories.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Survival; Fiction.
Science fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011022236
Lexile Measure: 760
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Maze Runner
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" (1.00 lbs) 325 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146928
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 13.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q55755
Reading Level: 5.6   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 21.0
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Contributor Bio(s): >JAMES DASHNER is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series as well as The Eye of Minds, the 13th Reality series, and The Infinity Ring. He was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. You can learn more about James and his books at jamesdashner.com.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
WICKED claims it's close to discovering a cure to the epidemic Flare--but it needs Thomas. Distrustful, Thomas and several friends escape from the compound and plot to subvert the seemingly evil organization. This morally ambiguous and dark story brings the series (The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials) to a thought-provoking conclusion.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 February)

Gr 7 Up—In this final book in the series, Thomas and his friends learn that the World in Catastrophe, Killzone Experiment Department (WICKED) wants to devise a blueprint for a cure for the lethal Flare disease by analyzing their brain patterns. Although Thomas knows that he was partially responsible for the creation of the Maze, a brutal experiment that forces its subject to undergo trials and tribulations, he no longer thinks the end justifies the means—even if the goal is to save mankind. Despite his friend Teresa's continued protestations that WICKED is good, Thomas disagrees. His memories have started to come trickling back. He decides, with a few others, to break out of its headquarters. The group journeys to Denver, a city fruitlessly trying to keep the Flare at bay. Without a maze to escape from or a predetermined location to journey toward, the plot meanders. Thomas and his allies join forces with the Right Arm, a revolutionary organization determined to bring WICKED down. Like most things in the gripping series, good and evil are not black and white. WICKED, the Right Arm, and even Thomas all initially act with good intentions but make questionable moral choices along the way. Thomas's struggle to understand this contradiction makes the novel interesting. Fans of the previous books may be disappointed that many questions are left unanswered, but most of them will be satisfied with the conclusion.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY

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