The Wave

Todd Strasser
Jun 22, 2017

This book is based on a true incident that occurred in a high school class in 1969.

When history teacher Burt Ross’ students can not seem to understand the powerful forces of group pressure that helped create the rise of Nazism, he decides to create the Wave, with its rules of “strength through discipline, community, and action.” It quickly spreads throughout the school. But as almost all of the students join in, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize its frightening momentum and must stop it before something awful happens.

It was a easy read, being a very small book, but interesting down to the last pages. It isn't a tough book to read, but to wrap your mind around it is incredibly difficult.

Everyone should read this, especially those confused by how the Holocaust happened.

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