The Wave by Todd Strasser

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... I thought this was an amazing story of course and was just marvelling how anyone could think up something like this...when my heart nearly missed a beat because I turned to the back page and realised...It was a true story!
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This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.


 

About Todd Strasser

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Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning "Can't Get There from Here", "Give a Boy a Gun", "Boot Camp", "If I Grow Up", "Famous", and "How I Created My Perfect Prom Date", which became the Fox feature film "Drive Me Crazy". Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by Ember. 146 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Professional & Technical, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Reviewed by TimeRider12 on May 02 2013

... I thought this was an amazing story of course and was just marvelling how anyone could think up something like this...when my heart nearly missed a beat because I turned to the back page and realised...It was a true story!

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