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The Maze Runner

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Molly Downing

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of The Maze Runner

-Thomas's thoughts (224)
“But there was
something about
the largest object
in the solar system
vanishing that
tended to disrupt
normal schedules."
Favorite Sentence
Glade Vocabulary
In the Maze Runner the Gladers use a lot of slang words.
"The Box"
Favorite Paragraph
"Thomas swallowed, wondering how he could ever go out there. His desire to become a Runner had taken a major blow. But he
had to do it. Somehow
he KNEW he had to do it.
It was such an odd
thing to feel, especially
after what he'd just
seen... Thomas knew
he was a smart kid- he
somehow felt it in his
bones. But nothing
about this place made
any sense. Except for
one thing. He was
supposed to be a Runner.
Why did he feel that so
strongly? And even now,
after seeing what lived
in the maze?" (86)
By James Dashner

The Maze Runner

Klunk - to mean feces, also used as a derogatory term.
Shank - synonym of "friend" or "fellow".
Buggin' - Freakin, Stinkin, Stupid
Shuck - an expletive used to bring attention to one's annoyance or frustration.
Slim it - Calm Down, Shut up
Slinthead - a derogatory term used mostly by others when one makes a mistake that involves repercussions.
Greenbean/Greenie - Newest arrival
Good That- Saying they agree with something
Manipulate
- play, control, exploit
Incredulous
- not willing to accept what is true; disbelieving
Telepathic
- talk to another person through your mind
Horde
- swarm, crowd
Malice
- desire to cause pain, injury, distress
Sluiced
- flush, wash, drench
Trepidation
- anxiety, dread, fear
Interminable
- has no end; seems to have no end
Warble
- singing in a weird way
Laceration
- gash, rip, tear
Chagrin
- humiliation, disappointment, failure
Belligerence
- aggressive attitude
Gamut
- entire range or series
Apprehension
- suspicion or fear of future evil
Emanate
- to come out from a source

Vocabulary
Once a month The Box, which is a make shift elevator, brings a new boy to The Glade and once a week it brings supplies to the Gladers.
Thomas, played by Dylan O'Brien (September 2014)
Molly Downing
Writing Tips
- If you don't want to swear then make up your own vocabulary
- Tell a decent part of the story through a character's thoughts
- Use a lot of dialog when trying to sort out answers
- Don't let the reader think that thy know what's happening. Basically use plot twists
- Cliff hangers keep people interested in the next book of the series
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