The Wave by Todd Strasser

Book Report:

Handed by: Emanuel Eagle
Class: 12[th] Grade, 5 points
Handed to: Ruti Weinrich
:: Name of the book- "The Wave"
:: Name of the author- Todd Strasser
:: A brief summary-

The setting of the book is Gordon High School, California, in spring 1969. The plot of the book revolves around a history teacher- Mr. Ben Ross, his high school students, and an experiment he conducts in an attempt to teach them about how it may have been living in Third Reich Germany. Unsatisfied with his own inability to answer his students' earnest questions of how and why, Mr. Ross initiates the experiment in hopes that it answers the question of why the Germans allowed Adolf Hitler and ...

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is having too much of an impact. Laurie receives a letter for the paper detailing how members try to recruit others with bullying. Now united in the belief that The Wave must be stopped, Laurie and David go to Ross's house in order to convince Ben Ross to terminate the program. He tells them he will do exactly that, but that they must trust his moves the next day. He calls a Wave meeting in the auditorium and requests that only Wave members be present. They gather in a similar fashion to the Nazi rallies, even equipped with banners and armbands emblazoned with the Wave. Ben tells The Wave members that they are only one in many schools across the nation that is involved in the Wave, and that they are about to see the leader of the whole organization and that he is going to speak to all of them on television to create a National Wave Party for Youths. Everyone is shocked when Mr. Ross projects the image of Adolf Hitler. He explains that there is no leader, and that there is no National ...

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Added: 5/27/2018 02:10:51 PM
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Category: Book Reports
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