The Death Cure by James Dashner – Book Review

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The Death Cure brings a thrilling end to The Maze Runner trilogy. After completing the Scorch Trials, Thomas finds himself in solitary confinement. Once again, Dr. Janson comes and explains everything to him and it isn’t good news. When he reveals that there is no cure for the Flare, Thomas doubts whether he can trust anyone. However, he is shocked when Dr. Janson tells Thomas that he doesn’t have the Flare, nor will ever catch the Flare. This can mean only one thing: Thomas is immune to the Flare. Without participation from Thomas, there may never be a cure. Who can he trust in this corrupt world? Will Thomas ever be able to live without the fear of WICKED?

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – Book Review

The Scorch trials

In the second book in The Maze Runner trilogy we returned to where we left off in the previous book. Thomas thinks the trials are over after being rescued from the Glade. He’s right, but not for long. Soon, after being told by ‘Rat Man’ that they are all infected with the dreadful disease called the Flare, they are taken to the middle of Scorch, a barren and desolate landscape. Here they must journey to a ‘safe haven’ where they will find a cure for the terrible disease. Who can they trust? Will they ever be free of the Flare?

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If I stay by Gayle Foreman – Book Review

I I stay

If I stay is the inspiring story of the musically talented Mia. One day, everything changes. After school is cancelled, the family decide to visit her Grandparents, but in a second the winter journey goes terribly wrong as they collide with a truck. As one of Mia’s favourite cello pieces plays in the untouched car radio, a horrendous scene unfolds as her ambulance arrives. When she is unconscious she has an out-of-body experience which means that she is fully aware of what is going on, but soon Mia is faced with a decision that will change everything. Will she stay, or will she go?

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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – Book Review


After a year of grieving from the death of her boyfriend, Jam is sent off to The Wooden Barn, a specialist school for emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers. Depressed, she is reluctant to join the school, but everything changes when she is mysteriously invited to join the elite English group, Special topics in English. Along with four other students, all with very different situations and problems, Mrs Quenell reveals that they will be reading The Bell jar, by Sylvia Plath, for the entire semester.

When the students are given a journal to complete by the end of the semester, Jam and her fellow classmates find out why everyone wants to be in the class. When Jam writes in the diary she gets transported to another world called Belzhar, where she can be with her boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. Does Mrs Quenell know what happens when students write in the journals? Will Jam finally get over the tragic death of her boyfriend?

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