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The Wave Paperback – January 8, 2013
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The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action, " sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action," sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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"Morton Rhue" is a pseudonym and his real name is Todd Strasser . He was born in New York City in 1950 and he grew up on Long Island (N.Y.). Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary School. The he went to the Wheatly School for junior high an high school. He had trouble with spelling and grammar. Later he graduated from Beloit College. He was a reporter on the Middletown (N.Y.) Times-Herald Record and an adverting copywriter before his first novel for young people, Angel Dust Blues, was published 1979. For some years he supplemented his income as the owner of Toggle Inc., a small fortune-cookie company. He and his wife, Pamela, live not far from New York City with their daughter, son, and yellow Labrador retriever. "The Wave" was the first book he had published under his pseudonym "Morton Rhue". As Todd Strasser he published more than 100 books. He wrote movie novelizations, too, for example "Free Willy", "Jumanji" or "Home alone". He got many awards for some of his books.
The book is called `The Wave', because the experiment, the teacher started is named like that. His intention is to create something, which symbolises movement, direction and impact. Then he gets the idea of calling it `The Wave' , because a wave has these characteristics. In order to give the `Wave members', his pupils, a feeling of community, he also introduces a special symbol and a special salute. The symbol is a circle with the outline of a wave inside it. The salute is to cup the right hand in the shape of a wave, then to tap it against the left shoulder and hold it upright.
Ben Ross a history teacher at an American high school is discussing the horrors of the holocaust. The students ask how all this could happen.Read more ›
In time, the students are so pulled under the Wave, as the movement is called. They insist that other students salute them; they conduct Wave rallies and even attack a boy because he is Jewish. Parents pressure the principal to take some action and it is only the teacher's clever way of bringing the experiment to an end with the help of two students who had their own brushes with danger involving the Wave to show just how fascism can be encouraged and developed.
This was based on an actual case in California in 1969 and it illustrates the power of group mentality. An excellent, tautly written work!
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Can not give an answer right now. My grand daughter has to read this for school this coming year and she has only just started.Published 10 days ago by P. Antolic
This book was required reading when I was in school. It is a great way to show middle-schoolers how peer pressure and the desire to "fit in" can have major, and very... Read morePublished 21 days ago by M. Sellers
This should be required reading everywhere now in light of the presidential election in the USA.. This is a novel based on a factual social experiment done in a high school in... Read morePublished 26 days ago by William N. Thompson
Had to read for school reading assignment.
It was an enjoyable story and pretty short. It's scary to read about how all these kids can just instantly become like nazis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It was very realistic, they way Todd wrote thus book is wonderfulPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book back in 8th grade and I still think about it from time to time, 16 years later! It is one that has stuck with me. It was well worth the read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sarah