The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2)

Final Summary:

Total Hours to Read: 4 hours

--Average pages per minute: 1.48

Sex/Romance: There is some "romance," but mainly it's just a boy thinking he's cheating on a girl who isn't even his girlfriend by having feelings about another girl. (Also, no chance for friendship when a romantic interest is always the first step, amirite?)

Language: Same created language from the first book, but I feel like there was less language overall in this book.

Violence: Plenty of violence, and gore edging into horror at a couple points.

Thoughts: Still an engaging plot that keeps a breakneck pace and keeps you guessing at every turn. And, unfortunately, still weak female characters with no depth and a baffling attraction to our male lead who can only ever focus on how beautiful and mysteriously clean they are (or dirty -but definitely still pretty). For Pete's sake he even comments on a girl's breath and how it doesn't reek but instead has a "...nonscent, somehow pleasant." He also thinks they are just oh so tough for being able to keep up with him. Dude. And his instincts that these poor girls are obviously in need of his protection are on-point, too. Mr. Dashner, I respect you. You write a killer plot. But please, for the love of women, stick to writing boys.

In the end: 3 out of 5 stars. Killer plot, weak female presence.

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