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The Wave

The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.

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.

Todd Strasser is the author of more than 120 novels for young adults and middle graders. He lives in a suburb of New York. Visit him online at

ISBN: 9780440993711

ISBN-10: 9780440993711

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Publication Date: 09/15/1981 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/15/1981 - 12:00am

Pages: 144

Language: English


Young Adult Fiction / School & Education

Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Bullying

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